Bleak. The word doesn’t necessarily conjure the loveliest images. And it must be admitted that many of the places GBI personnel work might be considered desolate by the uninitiated, especially during the cold winter months. But we see the sometimes hidden beauty of these spaces, and with December’s media contest theme, “Embrace the bleakness,” we challenged our people to show the shine in the “bleak.” So you tell us: how did they do?
The winning entry, topping this page, was submitted by Research Associate Gabriel Watts, working as a restoration technician in Joshua Tree National Park: “A winter wonderland in the desert.”