Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

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From: Ralph & BA
Date: 12 February 2016 at 05:21
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Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

The exhibit features jury-selected images that capture the beauty of America’s wildest natural spaces. The exhibit celebrates the Wilderness Act, an integral element of the U.S.A’s conservation efforts. Since its adoption in 1964, it has protected more than 109 million acres of American wilderness. The exhibit was selected from more than 5,000 submissions from throughout the U.S.A.

Red Fox
Denali National Park, Alaska
Image credits: Dee Ann Pederson

Mountain Goat Kids
Mount Evans Wilderness, Colorado
Image credits: Verdon Tomajko

White Pocket
Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona
Image credits: Richard Ansley

Brown Bear, Katmai Wilderness
Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Image credits: Robert Amuroso

Climbing the Summit
Pyramid of Sahale Mountain, Washington
Image credits: Ethan Welty

Bald Eagle
Glacier Bay Wilderness Area, Alaska
Image credits: David Bahr

Meadow of Wildflowers
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Image credits: John Richter

Snowy Owl
Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness Area, New York
Image credits: Scott Joshua Dere

Banner Peak
Alpenglow, California
Image credits: Brad Goldpaint

Aurora Ridge Trail
Sol Duc Valley, Washington
Image credits: Pablo McCloud

Aurora Borealis over Honeymoon Rock
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin
Image credits: Jeff Rennicke

Alaska Range
Denali Wilderness in Alaska
Image credits: Tim Iken

Sandhill Cranes
Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico
Image credits: Diane McAllister

Snowy Meadow
Mount Hood Wilderness, Oregon
Image credits: Jarrod Castaign

Purple Sea Star
Olympic Wilderness, Washington
Image credits: Thomas Bancroft

Peak Fall Colors
Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas
Image credits: Laura Vu

American Alligator
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Florida
Image credits: Jenna Van Kley

Sunset Paddle
Boundary Waters Canoe AreaWilderness, Minnesota

I hope you agree that they all are spectacular!!