Get that perfect picture in a national park, forest or wildlife refuge or other federal lands and you could win $15,000. Plus your photo could grace the 2015 America the Beautiful pass.
The photo contest Share the Experience, sponsored by private companies in partnership with the National Park Service and other federal land-management agencies, is accepting photo entries through Dec. 31.
Second prize awards $5,000 and third prize $2,500, along with backpacks and other goodies.
America the Beautiful passes, which provide a year of access to 2,000-plus national parks and federal lands, will be awarded to honorable mentions and weekly winners.
"Photography has the power to make the great outdoors accessible so that we all can see some of the most beautiful places in the world through the eyes of people like Ansel Adams," newly appointed Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said in a statement.