Department of Interior Selects Photo of Pictured Rocks as Contest Winner

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The United States Department of the Interior has announced the winner of their "Share the Experience" photo contest.

The winning photo was taken by Essexville, Michigan native, Courtney Kotewa, and shows kayakers on Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The picture shows a rock formation that is considered one of the most memorable views of the Lake Superior park.

Her photo will be featured on every “America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Lands Pass” sold in the U.S. She was awarded $10,000 for her first-place finish. Courtney took the picture while vacationing at Pictured Rocks with her family.

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