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Thursday, Feb 28 2013 08:29 AM

Kern firefighter's photo will adorn federal pass

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    By Glen Maki

    Glen Maki's photo of a kayaker on the Kern River won a national contest sponsored by the National Park Foundation.

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A spectacular photo of a kayaker navigating the Kern River has been selected to illustrate a pass used by hundreds of thousands of people visiting federal lands. 
Glen Maki's photo above a small waterfall the Seven Teacups in Sequoia National Forest will be used to illustrate the Federal Recreational Lands Pass this year.
Maki's image, taken with a 210-millimeter lens, won the 2011 "Share the Experience" photo contest sponsored by the National Park Foundation, beating 14,000 other entries. "The contest encourages amateur photographers to explore the nation's federal lands and share their experiences by capturing and submitting their favorite shots," said a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the lands. The Federal Recreational Lands Pass is used by a half-million people who use the lands. 
Maki is a Kern County firefighter who lives in Wofford Heights. Maki's prize goes beyond recognition -- won a four-day trip to a National Recreational Area, a GPS device, and other stuff.


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