More than a thousand USA TODAY readers took part in our Picture America Contest
. The contest was co-sponsored with the U.S. Travel Association, whose Discover America campaign is aimed at attracting foreign visitors to the USA. The 10 finalists' photos will appear on DiscoverAmerica.com, the first official website to promote tourism to the USA.
First place: Sunset reflections at the Flying A Guest Ranch in Pinedale, Wyo., by Joanne Panizzera of Sebastopol, Calif. The judges, who also would have chosen this image as the first-place winner, found it had "gorgeous color, beautiful light, and a killer reflection." (Joanne Panizzera, via USA Today)