In July, thousands of Americans celebrated National Forest Week™ with us. As part of our celebrations, we held our fourth annual National Forest Week™ Photo Contest.
We received more than 1,700 photo submissions featuring incredible moments, landscapes, and memories from our National Forests.
Check out this year’s winners below.
Thank you to all who participated in the contest. Be sure to follow the NFF on Instagram to see additional photos from this year's photo contest.
A special thank you to our prize sponsors: Julbo, Level Frames, Recreation.gov & Booz Allen Hamilton, Osprey, HotShot, Endangered Species Chocolate, and the Landmark Project.
Umatilla National Forest, Oregon
Photo by Spencer Harris.
Deschutes National Forest, Oregon
"Golden mist over Odell Lake on a winter morning."
Photo by Ben Gillette.
Kootenai National Forest, Montana
Photo by Jia Sundell-Turner
Coronado National Forest, Arizona
“This image is of Elephant Head Peak in the Santa Rita Mountains in Coronado National Forest. Elephant Head Peak is about 30 miles south of Tucson, AZ. The image was taken April 2nd of this year at around 3:30am.”
Photo by Mark Henn
Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia
“Fog rolls over the spine of the North Fork Mountain in the Monongahela National Forest..”
Photo by Brandon Adkins
Idaho Panhandle National Forest, Idaho
Photo by Dawn Best
Lolo National Forest, Montana
“One more cast.”
Photo by Jordan Lefler
Los Padres National Forest, California
“Exploring the rocky coastline in Big Sur.”
Photo by Nate Dunlap
Superior National Forest, Minnesota
“Into the Mist.”
Photo by Jon Laxen
Thank you to our 2022 Photo Contest Judges
- Annie T. Kao, Founder, Ascent Inclusion Consulting, LLC
- Gerry James, Together Outdoors Coalition Lead
- Anastasia Wilde, Rocky Mountain School of Photography
- Mary Mitsos, NFF President & CEO