100 photos reveal beauty of Korean parks
By Cho A-la and Kim Young Shin
Photos = Korea National Park Service
The Korea National Park Service unveiled the prize winners in its annual photo contest on its website (www.knps.or.kr) on Dec. 10.
A total of 5,394 photographs of 22 national parks and 56 provincial or county parks were submitted in the contest, which ran from July 13 to Aug. 11.
The 100 winning photographers depict the scenery, ecosystems, history and heritage of Korea’s parks. The Korea National Park Service published online 78 of the photos that portray four seasons.
“This is the 16th year for the National Park Photo Contest, one of the representative photo contests concerning the environment in Korea. We will develop this event even further to better promote the beauty of Korea’s national parks,” said the chairman of the Korea National Park Service.
The prize-winning photos at the website can be downloaded for solely personal and non-commercial use.
Photographer Woo Jung-soon, one of the winners of the 16th National Park Photo Contest, takes a photo of Buddhist monks entering a shrine for evening services, at Hwaeomsa Temple at Jirisan Mountain, Jeollanam-do Province, in March.