Yesterday the National Park Service announced the results of the National Historic Landmark Photo Contest. Winners were chosen from a record number of entries.
The winning photograph for this year was “Mount Rainier in the Morning” by Matthew Bell of Olympia, Washington. The photo is described as:
Under a sky of periwinkle blue and pastel pink, the bulk of Mount Rainer, with its gray face swathed in snow, slopes gently downward toward the lush meadow that occupies the middle-ground of the photograph. In the foreground, a waterfall’s “pale streams,” spectral and smoke-like, course down a wall of rock.
Twelve photographs received honorable mentions in the annual contest. You can view each of the winners by clicking here.