A Hollywood resident won the $10,000 grand prize in a 2021 National Park Foundation photo contest on Wednesday.
Karla Rivera’s photo of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks competed against nearly 11,000 submissions.
Her photo shows a rocky mountain peak piercing the peaceful, cloudy blue sky that overlooks the park.
“We go camping at least four times a year and have visited many national parks,” Rivera wrote. “Partly to disconnect from the technology and day-to-day activities that often get in the way of quality family time, and partly to learn more about the beautiful places this country has to offer and to teach our son about the beauty of the outdoors and the value of taking care of our resources.
In addition to the prize money, Rivera will take home Celestron and Hydro Flask outdoor gear, hotel vouchers and an annual national parks pass, which will feature her winning photo.
Share the Experience contest invites amateur photographers to submit photos of national parks and public lands across the United States
The foundation has officially launched the 2022 competition and will be accepting entries until the end of December.
See the other winning photos here.