A couple of new Story Maps released today are previews of what's to come. Geography Bee: A Global Gallery of Pollinators uses the context of geography to present a spectacular collection of bee photos by USGS scientist Sam Droege. You'll also find his Flickr site USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab where more of his truly awesome photos can be found.
This particular Story Map is also a prototype of a new layout option for Story Map Tour, currently the most popular story map template. This option will be included in the near future. Also released today, Exploring the Chesapeake in John Smith's Wake, is another story using the same prototype template.
Another new Story Map enables you to Share Your View—take a photo of what you see out your window or anywhere else, and add it to the map. This Story Map will eventually be available as a configurable Story Map crowdsourcing template, that will let anyone create their own crowdsourced map.
Stay tuned for more great Story Maps, and browse other great examples at the Story Maps Gallery.