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.”
Toma’s photograph was among the winners selected from 10,893 entries. All winning
photos can be viewed at: sharetheexperience.org/spotlight.
“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 sharetheexperience.org
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
Death Valley National Park is the homeland of the Timbisha Shoshone and preserves natural resources, cultural resources, exceptional wilderness, scenery, and learning experiences within the nation’s largest conserved desert landscape and some of the most extreme climate and topographic conditions on the planet. Learn more at www.nps.gov/deva.