A new photo exhibit by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has recently been published, named "Wilderness forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places." This exhibit contains images that were hand-picked to capture the incomparable beauty of America's wilderness.
This exhibit celebrates the success of the Wilderness Act that was adopted in 1964 and, to this date, has defended 109 million acres of American wilderness. Over 5,000 submissions were made, and only a few selected, bringing to life the majesty of US mountains, tundra, forests and wildlife from all states.
Don't forget to check out the winning photos at the end!
Red foxes at Denali National Park, Alaska
|Little mountain goats, Mount Evans, Colorado|
|White Pocket, Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs, Arizona|
|A Brown Bear at Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska|
|Going up the Summit Pyramid Of Sahale Mountain, Washington|
|A wildflower meadow at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming|
|A Snowy Owl at Otis Pike Fire Island , New York|
|Banner Peak Alpenglow, California|
|Aurora Ridge Trail at Sol Duc Valley, Washington|
|An amazing shot of Northern lights (Aurora Borealis), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin|
|From the Alaska Range in the Denali Wilderness, Alaska|
|Sandhill Cranes, Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico|
|Snowy Meadow, Mount Hood Wilderness, Oregon|
|A Sea Star in strong purple color, Olympic Wilderness, Washington|
|The fall colors of the peak, Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas|
|An American Alligator, Florida - Winner, Wild Life, Student Photographer|
|A man watching the sunset at the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota
Winner, People in Wilderness Amateur
|A Bald Eagle at Glacier Bay, Alaska - Wild Life Winner, Professional|
|Among the yellow poplar trees, North Carolina. Winter, People in Wilderness Professional Photographer|