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Forum News Service, Published December 11 2013

'Tranquility' wins Roosevelt National Park's top photo prize

MEDORA, N.D. - A Minot man has won the annual Theodore Roosevelt National Park photo contest, “Picture Yourself in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.”

Gary Anderson won with his scenic photo titled “Tranquility.” It will be featured on the park’s 2014 Annual Park Pass.

Jared Aicher of Eagle, Idaho, finished second with “Little Missouri River,” and Christina Laws of Winfield, Mo., took third with “Sunset.” Mark Meyers of Santa Fe, N.M., was the fourth-place finisher with “River Bend Overlook.”

The park received 119 photo entries for this year’s contest. The top 12 photos will be featured in a 2014 color calendar for sale at the park’s visitors centers. The photos also will be on display in the park’s South Unit Visitor Center in Medora through Dec. 24.