2012 Biological Photo Contest

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This page showcases the entries to the 2012 Biological Photo Contest. Voting will commence in the week preceding the Grad Symposium with winners announced at the end of the Symposium. To enter, send your full resolution photo and caption to james.mickley@gmail.com and it will be put on this page.

Grad Student Entries

Photo by Brigette Zacharczenko
A wasp guards her nest under a leaf in Ecuador. When you are expecting strange tropical species at every turn, it is comforting to see a scene so reminiscent of home. - Brigette Zacharczenko
Photo by Laura Cisneros
Eleven at night on the 12th of September, 2009, I found myself walking alone on a cloudless night in a warm, humid, tropical forest. What seemed to be just another ordinary moment quickly turn to one of great elation! At first sight of your green eyes, yellow skin, and wrinkly face my heart began to flutter. Oh, Centurio senex, the moment we shared was brief but the thought of your musky odor and extraordinary neck skin flaps still bring a smile to my face today. - Laura Cisneros
Photo by James Mickley
This is a very old northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis) on the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont. This species holds the record for the oldest trees in eastern North America and can live over 1000 years. While the age of this specimen isn't known, it was already a very old tree in the late 1800s. - James Mickley

Faculty/Postdoc Entries

Photo by Chris Simon
Kikihia northwestlandica male (Left) and female (R) from Matakitaki Bridge Scenic Reserve, Murchison, South Island, New Zealand. These cicadas are likely to have some genes introgressed from a more northerly distributed South Island species, Kikihia nelsonensis. - Chris Simon
Photo by Paul Lewis
Tragopogon dubious photographed during the 2005 Connecticut BioBlitz held at Two Rivers Magnet School, East Hartford, CT. - Paul Lewis