National Parks Engage in #ParkSunsetWar Battle | Each Claiming their Sunset is the Best in the World

Steven Agar |

Finally, we have a battle over public lands that doesn’t feel quite so fraught with political undertones. Saguaro and Joshua Tree National Parks have been waging a good old fashioned Instagram walk off over who has the best sunsets.

It started on May 5, when Saguaro posted the photo above, saying: “Ummm, what?! Did you know @saguaronationalpark has the best sunsets in the world? AND, the saguaro, which is an incredible cactus, can live up to 150-200 years old!! 🌵🌵 (LN, 📸: @discoverychannel ) #nojoke #seriouslythough #whyhaventyouvisited #datlandscapetho #saguaronationalpark

Joshua Tree was having none of it and threw some shade back, commenting, “Best sunsets in the world?” Lol suuuuure 😏”

Saguaro responded, “We are a little biased but still true. Wanna have a sun-set off?”

JT: “A SUNSET OFF? YOU’RE ON,” they replied.

Although the two desert locales started #ParkSunsetWars, they aren’t the only ones to battle it out, with other parks since throwing their sunsets into the ring.

Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska tweeted, “Oh really? Another hot park wanting to compete with us? We like to keep things cool when viewing our sunsets.” They included a picture of sunlit fog over snow caps. The comment didn’t go unnoticed by Death Valley National Park, one of the hottest places on Earth, who replied, “Beautiful! It must be nice to see a sunset a few times a year for you.”

It’s great to see the Parks engage in a bit of fun like this. No losers, and we, the public, are the winners as we get to see these beautiful pictures of our country. Definitely check out #ParkSunsetWars on Instagram.

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