CONTEST Spotlights

Our top photos of 2020

2020 proved to be another incredible year for the Share the Experience Employee Photo Contest. The quality of the photos was superb making it ever more difficult for our judges to pick a winner.

The winning photos were selected based on their exemplary photographic qualities and their amazing representations of the spectacular recreational opportunities offered through our federal lands and waters. We are proud to present the 2020 winners.

Grand Prize


The Grand Prize photo was taken by Charles Reed, National Park Service, while at Great Basin National Park. Here is what he had to say about the photo:

"This photo was taken in July of 2020 after a short night hike. Most of the night was spent unsuccessfully trying to get pictures of this once in a life time view. As I started to pack up and call it for the night I found these two trees with the comet framed perfectly between them. With not much more time before the comet set below the horizon I rushed to take a couple pictures.

Honorable Mentions


Idaho Panhandle National Forests by John Thompson
Dominguez-Escalante NCA by Joseph Gonzales
Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for The Columbian White-tailed Deer by JAKE BONELLO
El Yunque National Forest by jerry bauer
Inyo National Forest by Kayla Brown
Bryce Canyon National Park by James Hall
Volcanoes National Park by Grant Golden
Padre Island National Seashore by Glauco Puig-Santana
Indiana Dunes National Park by Kara Duh
Olympic National Park by CHELSEA MURAWSKI