As promised, here’s a second installment of our September media contest submissions. This month’s theme was “still life,” and the winner was Stanislaus-based AmeriCorps archaeology technician, Bianca Anaya, whose second submission graces the top of the page. “This photo was taken during a smoky morning off a prehistoric logging grade,” she explains. “I couldn’t help but find peace in the stillness of that gloomy smoky morning.”
Enjoy the other worthy submissions below.
Diana Hitchen, Research Associate, stream survey crew lead, Elko, NV. “A beaver dam of chewed willow branches creates a pond, where yellow willow leaves sit still and signify the Autumnal equinox.”
Diego Lopez-Cabrera, AmeriCorps, archaeology crew member in Stanislaus National Forest. “Photo of Rubber rabbitbrush ( Ericameria nauseosa), taken near Twomile Creek during an archaeological monitoring project”
Kyle Weber, AmeriCorps. “I work on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management on the forestry crew. It is impossible to separate any of the work that occurs in the Basin from water. Everywhere we work we can see it and everywhere we drive we pass “Keep Lake Tahoe Blue” stickers. Every living thing here relies on this beautiful water source including my crew because we drink water from it everyday.”
Christina Carlton, AmeriCorps, education outreach technician (butterflies), Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. “The butterflies are mating Spring Mountains comma skippers found along Bonanza Trail.”
Joey Danielson, Research Associate. “Holmgren’s buckwheat is endemic to the Snake Range of Nevada. It grows on alpine rock outcroppings where it flowers in late summer. This plant was found growing on Lincoln Peak in Great Basin National Park at an elevation of 11,500′. Wheeler Peak can be seen in the background.”