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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.

Anker climbs on ice.
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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

The sun rises over Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. The lake, which fills a collapsed volcano that erupted more than 7,500 years ago, is the deepest in the United States (592 meters).

The sun rises over Crater Lake.

The sun rises over Crater Lake.
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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Jackson Lake in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park reflects the mountains at sunrise. There are hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails in the park, including paths into the Teton Range.

Jackson Lake.

Jackson Lake.
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Glacier National Park, Montana

Sky and mountains reflect on St. Mary Lake in Montana’s Glacier National Park. With lakes, horseback riding and more than 1,000 kilometers of hiking trails, the park is an outdoor wonderland.

St. Mary Lake.

St. Mary Lake.
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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.

Devils Tower.

Devils Tower.
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Moab, Utah

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.

Eric Porter biking in Moab.
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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

A friend of Anker and his stepson Max, adventurer and artist Rachel Pohl paints the hoodoos (rock spires) and other landscapes of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Bryce Canyon is by far Pohl’s favorite Utah park.

Rachel Pohl paints.

Rachel Pohl paints.
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