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GBI Media Contest December 2022 Submissions

GBI Media Contest December 2022 Submissions

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.”

Duncan Mullen, Research Associate, Fisher and Wildlife Monitoring Crew Lead, Sequoia / Kings Canyon National Park. “Just before the first large snowstorm of the season dropped several feet of snow in the high Sierra, the setting sun lit up Sequoia National Park’s Moro Rock through a layer of foreboding clouds.”
Andrew Moore, Research Associate, Archeology Technician, Joshua Tree National Park. “Snow falls in a rare precipitation event at Joshua Tree, the way the fluffy white of the snow juxtaposes with the brown of the desert and the still green leaves of the Joshua Tree is stupendously beautiful.”
Rebecca Finnigan, Research Associate, Compliance Archivist, Zion National Park. “Icicles turn the Emerald Pools in Zion National Park to crystal pools proving that nature can create beauty out of just about anything.”
Rebecca Finnigan. “Walking in a desert wonderland at Zion National Park.”

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