Forester's Go! Photo Competition

1st Place Winner: Nicholas Goldstein

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<p> This photo shows Kelly Stoner (MESc &#39;14) in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming on Saturday, March 16th. &nbsp;We were there studying wildlife conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with Susan Clark&#39;s Large Scale Conservation class. &nbsp;This picture was taken in late morning during a wolf-tracking excursion led by members of GTNP&#39;s wolf management &amp; research team. &nbsp;</p>

2nd Place Winner: Alana Callagy

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<p> This photo was taken March 12 in the Arctic Circle on Gr&iacute;msey, Iceland.</p><p> Gr&iacute;msey is the northernmost inhabited Icelandic territory and approximately 40 km north of mainland Iceland. Less than 100 people live on the island, which has an elementary school and a church.&nbsp;</p>

Honorable Mention: Julie Carson

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<p> &quot;The Art of Womanliness: Stocking the Bloomington Canyon Yurt with Firewood&quot;&nbsp;</p>

Honorable Mention: Marissa Galizia

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<p> The window is a wide crevice in stone that creates a window-like effect to peer out of, onto golden Texas mountains at sunset. &nbsp;The sun&rsquo;s rays spill in through the window, illuminating the cavern and the five of us supporting each other against the barren rock walls of the desert. &nbsp;We have been backpacking through the dehydrated landscapes of Big Bend National Park together for five days. &nbsp;We encourage each other up and down mountains, carry each other&rsquo;s tents, share precious water, and pull painful cactus spines out of each other&rsquo;s shoes. &nbsp;For a week we lived in communion with the desert, but the terrain was harsh. &nbsp;This photo represents the fact that we could not have done it without the community we formed.</p><p> From left to right, Gregor Hintler, Rebeka Ryvola, Marissa Galizia, Ben Friedman and Taylor Rees</p><div> &nbsp;</div>

Honorable Mention: Robbie Orvis

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<p> Taken from the top of El Yunque in Puerto Rico. &nbsp;We climbed 1,500 to the top for this photo. &nbsp;The background is the north side of Puerto Rico from one of the highest peaks. &nbsp;According to Wikipedia, &quot;The mountain lies completely within the boundaries of the El Yunque National Forest, part of the U.S. Forest Service, which is the only rainforest that belongs to the U.S. Forest Service. The peak itself is one of the highest in Puerto Rico, standing at 1,080 meters (3543 feet) above sea level. The peak is nearly always covered in thin mist and, due to its high humidity, a quick shower is developed during some afternoons.&quot;</p><p> People: Lauren Sanchez, Leila Virji, Emily Greenlee, Robbie Orvis</p><div> &nbsp;</div>

Honorable Mention: Mariah Gill

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<p> Y.A.L.E. goes to Flat Key, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands</p><p> Photo taken on March 22, 2013. The extreme-scuba diving ladies of Gabe Benoit&rsquo;s Caribbean Coastal Development class get ready to plunge into the depths of waters off of St. Thomas&rsquo; Flat Key.<br /> <br /> From left to right: Lia Nicholson, Lindsi Seegmiller, Tais Pinheiro, and Marissa Knodel</p><div> &nbsp;</div>

Honorable Mention: Robert Buchkowski

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<p> This photo was taken during a Canadian (me, Rob) and a Brazilian&rsquo;s (Desiree Lopez) first trip to the capital of the United States. In front of the White House, the classic symbol of American power and legacy.</p>