The United States of America’s National Park Service celebrates its centennial in 2016.
Among the ways we’re honoring the milestone is through the release of the spectacular IMAX® 3D film, America Wild: National Parks Adventure: Presented by Expedia and Subaru. The film presents the National Parks at their finest, capturing the wild and beautiful landscapes that provide awe-inspiring places to reflect and connect with nature. Have a look at these 12 spectacular images to get a glimpse of what mountaineer Conrad Anker and his intrepid team of explorers experienced in the parks while filming this dazzling movie.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan
An experienced climber, Anker climbs frozen waterfalls in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, located on Lake Superior, along the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He recently taught pop sensation Justin Timberlake how to ice climb.
Anker climbs on ice.
Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming
Devils Tower National Monument rises 386 meters above the Belle Fourche River in the Black Hills of Wyoming. Besides being striking to look at, it draws rock climbers from all over the world. “The biggest difficulty was just getting the camera up high on the formation,” says film director Greg MacGillivray. The film crew had to climb the mountain to shoot Anker scaling the massive rock formation.
Another part of the adventurous crew, mountain biker Eric Porter jumps off a mushroom boulder in Moab, Utah. The mountain biking trails in and around Moab are among the most awe-inspiring in the world.
Eric Porter biking in Moab.