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GBI Media Contest May 2022 Submissions, Part 1

GBI Media Contest May 2022 Submissions, Part 1

We always get plenty of great submissions to our monthly media contest, and with May’s theme of “wildlife,” we knew we were in for a treat. We were perhaps less prepared for the sheer volume of fantastic images that our field personnel sent our way. How could we possibly select a single winning entry? Well, we didn’t. Instead, we opted for two winners, including AmeriCorps member and Interpretive Media Technician at Zion National Park, Jesse Nelson, whose photo of a desert bighorn sheep feeding on a yucca plant tops this page. Accordingly, we’re splitting our submission gallery into two field updates. As you’ll see from the Part 1 submissions below, we could have easily picked more than two winners!



Carly Haywood, Research Associate, Field Crew Supervisor, Mojave Desert Tortoise Program. “I was going to search this caliche cave for a tortoise, but ended up finding a coyote den!”

Nick Triantis, AmeriCorps, Restoration Technician, Southern Nevada BLM. “This picture is of a Gila monster that I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of. Unfortunately it scurried under a rock before I got a decent picture, but I figured I’d submit it anyway due to the rarity of the sighting! It was a very large Gila monster and I’m bummed I didn’t get a picture of its full body, though the image lives on in my head.”

Emily Moran, Research Associate, Archivist, Bryce Canyon National Park. “Grafton Ghost Town bunny gazes at landscape.”

Jesse Nelson. “A common sagebrush lizard that is sunning itself on a rock.”

Lexy Anderson, AmeriCorps, Tortoise Telemetry Technician, Mojave Desert Tortoise Program. “A Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) watching the world go by from up high!”

Lexy Anderson. “A transmittered Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) out enjoying a warm spring day!”

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