The National Park Service recently announced the winners of its 7th Annual National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest.
Top honors in the contest went to John Pilarski of Milwaukee for his photograph of Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees in Arizona. Second place went to Christopher Jordon of Indianapolis for a photo of Dunes Nature Preserve in Indiana, and third place went to Rodrigo Roesch of Glenview, Illinois, for his image of Volo Bog Nature Preserve.
These photos and 10 Honorable Mentions will be featured in next year’s NNL calendar to increase awareness of natural landmarks and celebrate the great diversity of our nation’s natural history.
There are 586 national natural landmarks across the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
You can view the 13 winning photographs from this year’s contest by clicking here.