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National Forest Week Photo Contest Winners

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This summer, the National Forest Foundation launched the inaugural National Forest Week, July 8-14. As part of our celebrations, we invited Americans to submit their photos of our National Forests and Grasslands to showcase the beauty and diversity of these special places.

We invite you to check out the winners below and submit your photo to be featured on our Instagram page.

First place

Stanislaus National Forest, California

“A Mother And Her Son”

Photo by Tyler Martinez

Second place

Olympic National Forest, Washington

“Sunrise from Mt. Ellinor”

Photo by Derek Fias

Third Place

Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

“One of the magnificent fir trees in the Red River Gorge.”

Photo by Colin Toth

Honorable Mentions

Sumter National Forest, South Carolina

“Lee Falls in the Spring.”

Photo by David Spaulding

Superior National Forest, Minnesota

“The perfect end to a day of swimming, fishing and lounging in Superior National Forest in Northeastern Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.”

Photo by Thomas Spence

White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

“Milky Way rising over Rocky Gorge, Kancamagus Highway.”

Photo by Jatinkumar Thakkar

We’d like to thank all who participated in the photo contest.

Click here to submit your photo to be featured on the National Forest Foundation Instagram page.

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