Have you vis­it­ed some of the amaz­ing vis­tas our Nation­al Parks have to offer this year? Take a look at some of the Amaz­ing pho­tos vis­i­tors shot for the 2012 ‘Share the Expe­ri­ence’ pho­to con­test. The Nation­al Park Foun­da­tion, part­nered with the Active Net­work and oth­ers spon­sored the 2012 pho­to con­test. It encour­aged vis­i­tors to sub­mit pho­tos that cap­ture the beau­ty and won­der of our nation­al parks. More than 26,000 par­tic­i­pants sub­mit­ted their pho­tos to the con­test between June 28th and Decem­ber 31st 2012. The $15,000 grand prize went to Kather­ine Hawkins for her pho­to tak­en in Bridger Teton Nation­al For­est (USFS).

Here are the top three win­ners, in order, below: Adam Jew­ell — Isle Royale Nation­al Park — 3rd Place, Sue Cul­lum­ber — SaltRiv­er — 2ndPrize, and Kather­ine Hawkins — Bridger Teton Nation­al For­est — Grand Prize.









p3The goal of this year’s con­test is to show off the 500 mil­lion plus acres of fed­er­al lands. You can enter the 2013 Share The Expe­ri­ence pho­to con­test through Decem­ber 31st. Find out more infor­ma­tion by vis­it­ing the offi­cial Share the Expe­ri­ence web­site. Peo­ple across the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to enter.

[via: Nation­al Park Foun­da­tion ]