MUNISING – A photo of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has been selected to appear on the “America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Lands Pass!” It was featured Thursday on the CBS Morning Show and is the cover shot on the CBS Facebook page.
The photo was taken by Michigan resident Courtney Kotewa on her first trip to Pictured Rocks during a family outing. She says the trip was on her mother’s “bucket list.”
The photo was taken from a kayak at Grand Portal. It was taken with a cell phone. It almost didn’t happen. Kotewa says she almost didn’t bring a phone on the trip for fear of losing it.
The photo was the winner of the Share the Experience 2013 Photo Contest at recreation.gov. It was one of more than 17-thousand entries.