GBI Photo Contest September 2019 Submissions

Choosing a winner of our monthly photo contest is an unenviable task, especially when we get as many superb entries as we did in September.  Nevertheless, a winner there is. This month it’s AmeriCorps member, Katie Reisinger. Katie is on a Whitebark Pine Monitoring crew that serves in back-country areas in the Sierra Nevada. In this photo, above, you can see Katie and her crew lead, Anna Urias, pulling a transect tape to establish a plot at Treasure Lakes (Bishop Creek).

Congratulations to Katie, and thanks to all those who submitted for their great work in the field and for bringing back these wonderful images. The below gallery represents just a small number of the many quality submissions.

Kelsey Graczyk. Sunset at Keys West View Point: “The visitors at this heavily trafficked park location are silhouettes of the incredible sunset colors the desert is primarily known for. This project was to obtain more sunset and night sky photos in order to share with the public the beauty of the park at dusk and after dark.”
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Maddy Noet. “Black Bear skull I found out in the field this past week after the rain storms out near Sierraville in the Tahoe National Forest.”
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Ben King. “In the lush landscape of Lamoille canyon in Northeast Nevada, our restoration crew is being lead through our plot by our project partner to tour its boundaries and discuss the highest frequency spots of noxious, invasive thistle species which we will be spraying with herbicide to hinder their ability to spread and overtake landscapes.”
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Carol Davis. Tahoe Marking Crew.
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Cassie Phillips. “An Alpine shooting star (Dodecatheon alpinum). This plant was located near a stream in the Sierraville Ranger District. Alpine shooting stars are typically found at high elevation riparian areas and are common wildflowers of California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon.”
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Joey Danielson. “This photo was taken after work during a high elevation cave survey trip in Great Basin National Park. A bristlecone pine stands near a cliff edge with the bright milky way shining overhead.”

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