Welcome to Part 2 of our May media contest gallery. (Find Part 1 HERE.) The volume and quality of May’s submissions were so great that we had no choice but to not only split the gallery into two posts, but to also declare two winners, including Research Associate, Sarah Mendoza. Sarah, who is servings alongside the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a field crew supervisor for the Mojave Desert Tortoise Program, had this to say about the image above: “Found while doing surveys at Gold Butte National Monument this spring, this desert tortoise hatchling is taking the perfect opportunity to soak up some much needed water after a recent storm!”
Thanks to Sarah and our other winner, Jesse Nelson, as well as to all of the other entrants, for bringing these great wildlife photos to us. A special thanks is also due to Alissa Gardner who has been managing the media contest for the past several years. Alissa has served as the Research Associate Program Coordinator out of our Southern Nevada Office, but is now moving on to other adventures. Her energy and enthusiasm will be missed, and we wish her nothing but the best in her new endeavors.