Submissions to our August media contest were dramatic, varied, and plentiful. Such was the quality and quantity of this month’s submissions – and so difficult the selection of a winner – that we had a tie for the first time. Not only that, but to keep this Field Update from becoming unwieldy, we’ll be splitting our submission gallery in two.
Above is one of the winning entries, submitted by Research Associate, Laurie Fisher, who writes that “this photo is of the Mt. Charleston fire in July near Las Vegas, NV. I work at Desert National Wildlife Refuge, this was on the way to the Refuge.” This, like a number of our submissions, shows the effects of the fires that are ravaging the west.