We love autumn. The season brings an especially poignant beauty out of our natural landscapes, one that reminds us both of change and of the ever-recurring cycle of nature. In this spirit, November’s media contest theme was “Legends of the Fall.” As usual, our field personnel did not disappoint, as evidenced by the images below, and by the one topping this page, our winning entry from Research Associate Paige Weaver.
Paige is serving as an archivist at the National Park Service regional office in Anchorage, Alaska, and has this to say about her photo: “Glaciers are massive bodies of slowly moving ice that form on land when settled snow gets compressed into ice over the duration of many centuries, slowly crawling downward from the pull of gravity to form legendary falls imprinted on the Alaskan landscape. If we are not careful, however, these awe-inspiring falls will fade into mythology due to the negative effects of climate change.”
Thanks to Paige for providing these insights, as well as this stunning image. And thanks to all who submitted. Scroll down to be dazzled.