Winners Revealed: Share The Experience Photo Contest 2013

Winners Revealed: Share The Experience Photo Contest 2013

Just in time for giving more amateur and professional photographers a chance, the winners of last year’s Share The Experience photo contest were announced on their website yesterday.

Many grabbed their cameras, and a mass of about 18,000 images were submitted. Quite a great count, right? Well there’s more to it when those photos received more than 1.7 million views before these winners were publicized.

This photo, which was taken by Linnea Charnholm in Death Valley National Park, though was not able to make it to the top list, was given an honorary mention in the competition. Retrieved from

Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee taken by Manish Mamtani was included in the list of winners of the competition. Retrieved from

This lone island in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska backgrounds massive glaciers in it, entry won by Michael McRuiz. Retrieved from

Photographer Eric Magayne took this image of a guy walking alongside the second tallest sand dune in North America, plus the magnificent end of the rainbow shot as it started to rain. Retrieved from

This winning entry of the breath taking view of the Grand Canyon with sun rays peeking over a mountain top was taken by Peter Blanchard in Arizona. Retrieved from

Sarah Malerich was included in the list of winners because of this stunning photo of the Cliff Palace, which is the largest cliff dwelling in North America at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Retrieved from

This winning entry of a hidden Eastern Screech owl in its nest was taken by Graham McGeorge in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia. Retrieved from

Darrell Staggs seems to take this photo of a guy walking along the canyon, which is really just a pool of water in Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreational Area in Utah, earning it a spot in the victors of the competition. Retrieved from

The grand prize grabs go for this photo by Courtney Kotewa in a family kayak along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in northern Michigan using only her mobile phone. Retrieved from

Being the grand prize winner this photo will be featured in the 2015 America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

Winners were given £6,000 ($10,000), £3,000 ($5,000), and £1,800 ($3,000) for second and third place, alongside with an outdoor gear and an annual pass.

Right now, the 2014 Share the Experience contest is now open for new submissions and entries.

The Share the Experience photo contest is held by the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s National Parks.


  1. Travel Mail Writer. Living on the edge: Amazing photograph of what looks like a hiker about to fall over the edge of a canyon… but all is not what it seems. (2014, May 1). Retrieved from

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