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'Share the Experience' photo contest winners capture the best of America's wild federal lands

Can you find a more touching mother and child portrait in a national park? The photograph of a polar bear cuddling with her cub at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska took top prize in the National Park Foundation's 2014 "Share the Experience" photo contest.

Cameron Teller of Seattle took the winning photo, which also will appear on an annual Federal Recreational Lands Pass. He received $10,000 and other goodies.

His submission was selected from nearly 22,000 photographs from amateur photographers who made the pictures on public federal lands. National parks, preserves, historic sites, lands managed by federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife all quality.

Second place and $5,000 goes to a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, not your typical wild lands shot. Eric DaBrea of Chico, Calif., took the photo around sunset from Marshall Beach, south of Fort Point. It's part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

An image of a lone bison at Yellowstone National Park took third place and $3,000 for Jordan Moore of San Marcos, Texas.

The 2015 "Share the Experience" contest has just started. Those who want to enter the 2015 contest can upload their images free at the "Share the Experience" website.

Deadline is Dec. 31.

The contest is sponsored by the foundation in partnership with Active Network, telescope-maker Celestron along with the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies.

Info: 2015 "Share the Experience" photo contest



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