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National Geographic Traveler Presents Life's an Adventure National Parks Photo Contest

Yosemite National Park, California GPS Coordinates: 37°42.95 N, 119°40.65 W Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite Valley, as seen from Tunnel View. From Yosemite's South Entrance, drive 25 miles on Route 41. Park in the lot just beyond Wawona Tunnel and look east.
source: National Geographic Traveler

Send National Georgraphic Traveler magazine your best national park shot for the chance to get published and win gear prizes.

Called "Life's an Adventure" National Parks Reader Photo Contest, the submissions are accepted from May 20 through August 31, 2008.

Send in Your Most Beautiful National Park Photo

In our national parks photo gallery we reveal--down to the exact GPS coordinates--our picks for the most beautiful places in the national parks. Now it's your turn. Send us your most spectacular park photo for the chance to have it published in the magazine and win prizes from Yakima, JanSport, and SPOT Satellite Messenger.

Winners + Prizes: There will be one grand prize winner and four runner-up winners. See photos of the prizes >>

The grand prize winner will win a Yakima SkyBox Pro 16 (Approximate Retail Value “ARV” is $519) as well as a runner-up prize (ARV $294).

Runners-up will receive a JanSport Big Bear 78 pack (ARV $125) and a SPOT Satellite Messenger phone (ARV $169) (see a review).

The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

How to Enter:

Here's how to enter your most beautiful national park adventure photo:

1. Email your entry to, subject line: National Parks Photo Contest

2. Include your name and your city and state of residence.

3. Write a brief description of why the moment in the photo was memorable. Please include where and when it was taken. If you have GPS coordinates for the location, please include them as well.

4. Tell us tips, such as guide books, tour outfitters, lodging, or websites that would help other travelers embark on a similar adventure.

Read the official contest rules at