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'Faces and Places of Wilderness' Photo Contest Winners

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Category: Wilderness
by Hannah Ettema

"Faces and Places of Wilderness"contest received nearly 600 photos. Narrowing down to the winners was a challenging task. We thank everyone who entered and hope Americans continue to celebrate and cherish our Wilderness Area.

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Over the next several weeks, we'll be sharing more of our favorite entries on Facebook

"WIldlife" Category

1st Place - "What are you looking at?"

'What are you looking at? ' by Carol McCallion of Wyoming. Taken in the Sequoia National Forest, Monarch Wilderness

2nd Place - "Icon of the American West, Bison Bull"

'Icon of the American West, Bison Bull' by Dorothy Graves of California. Taken in the Teton National Forest, Teton Wilderness

3rd Place - "Fortress of the Bear Wilderness"

'It's the 'Fortress of the Bear Wilderness' By Ehren Epperson of Oklahoma. Taken on the Tongass National Forest, Kootnwoowo Wilderness

"People" Category

1st Place - "Robert Marek, Camp 3"

'Robert Marek, Camp 3' by Ehren Epperson of Oklahoma. Taken on the Tongass National Forest, Kootnwoowo Wilderness.

2nd Place - "Morning light on the way to the summit of the Mount of the Holy Cross"

'Morning light on the way to the summit of the Mount of the Holy Cross' by Christopher Benda. Taken on the White River National Forest, Holy Cross Wilderness

3rd Place - "Chugach Children's Forest participants float across the waters of Prince William Sound during a kayak-based youth stewardship expedition"

'Chugach Children's Forest participants float across the waters of Prince William Sound during a kayak-based youth stewardship expedition.' By Molly Schouweiler of AK. Taken on the Chugach NF, Nellie Juan- College Fiord Wilderness Study Area

"Landscape" Category

1st Place - "​Tidioute Island"

'Tidioute Island' by Ed Bernik of Pennsylvania. Taken on the Allegheny National Forest, Allegheny Islands Wilderness

2nd Place - "​Island Lake Double Sun Star"

'Island Lake Double Sun Star' by Louis Kamler. Taken on the Shoshone National Forest, Bridger Wilderness

3rd Place - "​Wyoming Wildflowers"

'Wyoming Wildflowers' by Louis Kamler of Colorado. Taken on the Shoshone National Forest, Bridger Wilderness



A big "thank you" to everyone who submitted, and Congratulations to all our winners!

Don't forget to check out more fantastic submissions on our Facebook page and be sure to keep an eye out for our next contest!


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