Death Valley Photo Wins National Parks Foundation Photo Contest

Awe-inspiring images capture the wonder of national parks:
National Park Foundation announces photo contest winners 

A photo of Death Valley National Park is one of the winning images from the National Park Foundation’s 2021 Share the Experience photo contest. The Share the Experience photo contest invites amateur photographers to submit their favorite views, moments, memories, and adventures from national parks and public lands across the United States, with safety top of mind.

Marissa Toma took the winning photograph of Death Valley National Park, which was honored in the “Fan Favorite” category. Toma said about her photo, “I hope it inspires other females to be confident enough to take solo adventures. I know I was intimidated at first by planning and taking a solo trip to such a large and desolate place. But I think traveling alone allows you the opportunity to get to know yourself better and to be free to meet other people along the way.”

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Photo by Marissa Toma

Toma’s photograph was among the winners selected from 10,893 entries. All winning photos can be viewed at:

“The winning photos capture the imagination and inspire wonder,” said Will Shafroth, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “Congratulations to this year’s contest winners whose park experiences and captivating images invite people to connect with the natural beauty and history preserved in national parks.”

The 2022 contest is open now through December 31. Please visit to learn more about the contest. You can also follow @NationalParkFoundation on Instagram for photo inspiration.

The 2022 Share the Experience photo contest is hosted by the National Park Foundation and Booz Allen Hamilton in partnership with the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and

(From Death Valley National Park)

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