See breathtaking images of Glen Canyon, Death Valley, Yellowstone, and more.
Erik Fremstad won in the night skies category for this photo of the Badlands of South Dakota. Though the image is breathtaking, Fremstad says “photos cannot express the awesomeness of seeing it in person.”
Grand-prize winner Yang Lu took this photo at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which stretches across Utah and Arizona. The engineer hopes that his photography will inspire people to visit places like this.
Koustabh Kulkarni won second place for this photo of bighorn sheep in California’s Joshua Tree National Park.
Third-place winner Sarah Gustafson poses in the salt flats of Death Valley, a national park in Nevada and California. (She stepped into the shot to provide scale for the salt formations.)
Up in Flames
David Regela took this picture at just the right time, so that the sunlight made this Anasazi granary—commonly called House on Fire—look like it really was aflame. He won the historical category for this photo taken in Cedar Mesa, Utah.
Death in the Desert
Scenic category winner Steve Ancik snapped this O’Keeffe-like image in the Ah-shi-sle-pah Wilderness Study Area of New Mexico.
Brent Wauer won the wildlife category for his close-up of these Iron Cross blister beetles on a tree in Saguaro National Park, Arizona.
King of the Hill
Matthew Sorum won in the fan favorite category for this classic-looking photo of a bison in Yellowstone National Park.