Photo Contest Winners October 2017

Science Center Objects

As the field season started we asked that our scientists provide a look into their experience. The following pictures are what was shared with us from March to October 2017. 

Most Clever Titles:

Cacti
Cacti Running Free: Opuntia overlooking Lake Mead and the Gold Butte area.(Credit: Sarah Dorman, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center. photo rights)
Pink
I Look Pretty in Pink: Closeup of a penstemon.(Credit: Sarah Dorman, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center . Photo rights)

Best Landscape Photos:

coral reef
Healthy Coral Reef: Taken at Palmyra National Wildlife Refuge(Credit: Kevin Lafferty, USGS, WERC. Public domain.)
poppy
Carpet of Poppies: (Credit: Sarah Spring, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center. Public domain.)

Funniest Photo:

Black Sea Bass
Curious Black Sea Bass: Kevin Lafferty encounters a curious endangered black sea bass during field work.(Credit: David Kushner. Public domain.)

Best Portrait Photo:

Banana Slug
Banana Slug: An unlikely pause in the rain made it fun to "collect" this sparkling banana slug with a picture. Taken at Arcata Community Forest, Humboldt County, CA(Credit: Elizabeth F. van Mantgem. Public domain.)

Best Macro Shot:

calico
Desert Calico (Loeseliastrum matthewsii): A small Desert Calico found while scouting locations in the Mojave for the collection of native plants. Taken at Halloran Pass, Mojave Desert, California(Credit: Elizabeth C. Bailey. Public domain.)

From a Birds Eye View:

nest in Cacti
Nest Protected by Cacti: (Credit: Sarah Spring, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center. Public domain.)