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GBI Media Contest September 2023 Submissions

GBI Media Contest September 2023 Submissions

GBI’s Director of Development, Chris Warner, has waited all year to suggest September’s media contest theme. Inspired by the song “September,” we’ve themed the month around “Earth, Wind & Fire.” Yes, we don’t spend all of our time thinking about landscapes and their inhabitants. Sometimes we just love a good groove. And we always love the fantastic submissions from our field personnel to our media contest.

A case in point is our photography winner, topping this page. This comes from AmeriCorps member Sam Clay, who is serving at Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge as a California Condor Technician. He calls this exciting photo, capturing two male Southern Pacific Rattlesnakes engage in territorial breeding combat in order to win breeding rights with a nearby female, “The Heat of Combat.”

Enjoy more photo submissions to our media contest below.

Larsen Tormey, Basin and Range Forestry, Forestry Technician, Plumas NF. “The juxtaposition of landscape was quite interesting. We walked the High Sierra Trail as an out and back on our days off. It was cool starting in the timber of the Western Sierra and watching the redwood meadow fire burn. And then less than 30 hours later already be standing atop Mount Whitney and taking in the expanse of granite as we shiver in the early morning sun. Happy trails.”
Grace Atkins, Research Associate, Visitor Services and Interpretation Technician, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. “Earth, Wind, and Fire Sunlight: the view from the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center.”
Wren McCullough, Cultural Resources, Archaeology Technician, Lassen National Forest. “The dramatic effects of Earth, Wind and Fire change our landscape every day. It’s important to take a moment to appreciate the delicate, small organisms living and dying by these forces.”
Ally O’Rullian, Research Associate, Communications Specialist, Zion National Park. “Clouds part for a moment to reveal the Milky Way Galaxy in which we reside. Earth feels small when we look up.
Rebecca Finnigan, Cultural Resources, Archivist, Haleakalā National Park. “Coastal views at Kalaupapa National Historical Park made possible by earth, wind, and the fiery shield volcano that formed the island of Molokai.”
Lucas Goldfluss, Basin & Range Forestry, Recreation Resource Assistant, Plumas National Forest. “Bear paw that was discovered at Silver Lake Campground in Plumas National Forest. Pretty amazing find!”

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