US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District

The photos on this page were submitted in the District's 2011 Photo Drive.  All photos were taken by District employees.  To view more photos from the District, click here to see our Flickr page!

And the Winners are...

JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR & DAM, Colo., -- This photo of bobcat kittens in a tree placed first in the 2011 Albuquerque District photo drive. Photo by Craig Trinkle, Aug. 2011.
COCHITI LAKE, N.M., -- This photo of the Rio Grande placed second in the 2011 District photo drive and was also the Commander’s Choice winner. The Commander’s Choice winner is chosen by the District Commander as the photo best epitomizing the Corps’ mission, while demonstrating creativity and artistic composition. Photo by Richard Banker, Sept. 23, 2011.
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR & DAM, Colo., -- This photo of an osprey placed third in the 2011 District photo drive. Photo by Craig Trinkle, Oct. 21, 2011.

2011 Photo Drive Entries

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- Birds in the landscaping at the District Office are seen in this photo by Douglas Bailey, Feb. 10, 2011.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- Corps staff work with a U.S. Geological survey team to map Rio Grande silvery minnow habitat in support of endangered species management and recovery. The silvery minnow is listed as an endangered species. Photo by Michael Porter, Nov. 9, 2011.
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR & DAM, Colo., -- Archaic Period [ca. 6,000 B.C. – A.D. 100] petroglyphs at Hicklin Springs Archaeological site. Photo by Gregory Everhart, May 12, 2011.
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR & DAM, Colo., -- Vandalism in the form of bullet holes shot into an Archaic Period [6,000 B.C. – A.D. 100] petroglyph panel. The photo was taken during an archaeological-guided tour given by the photographer, Gregory Everhart, March 24, 2011.
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. – District archaeologists document artifact and archaeological site data, June 22, 2011. Photo by Gregory Everhart.
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR & DAM, Colo., -- A rattlesnake sticks its tongue out. Photo by Craig Trinkle, July 20, 2011.
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR & DAM, Colo., -- Buzzards warm up in the sun on the downstream gate of the dam as the sun was rising. Photo by Debby Schibbelhut, Sept. 29, 2011.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., – Colored concrete is placed near the levee in this 2011 District photo drive submission of the District’s Southwest Valley Flood Damage Reduction Project. Photo by Jacob Chavez, April 28, 2011.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- Electrical subcontractors work on a power pole relocation as part of the District’s Southwest Valley Flood Damage Reduction Project. Photo by Jacob Chavez, Jan. 25, 2011.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., – Installing elliptical reinforced concrete pipe at the Riverside Drain, part of the District’s Southwest Valley Flood Damage Reduction Project. Photo by Jacob Chavez, Feb. 10, 2011.
SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M., -- Angles of the District's Jemez Canyon Dam. Photo by Corinne O’Hara, June 13, 2011.
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., -- During the fire protection systems commissioning at Alter Hangar 898, three Corps employees look at the massive hangar door, which is cracked open in anticipation of foam system testing. Photo by Daniel Garcia, Aug. 24, 2011.
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., -- During the fire protection systems commissioning at Alter Hangar 898, the Corps Construction Inspector observes the contractor testing samples of Hi-Ex foam while a videographer records the testing for contract documentation purposes. Photo by Daniel Garcia, Aug. 23, 2011.
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., -- As part of commissioning, the Hi-Ex foam fire suppression system at Alter Hangar 898 was tested. Up to a meter of foam covered the floor in approximately one minute. Photo by Daniel Garcia, Aug. 24, 2011.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- The District roadrunner suns himself on the entrance sign at the Albuquerque District Office. Photo by Carlos Aragon, Aug. 18, 2011.
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR & DAM, Colo., -- Turkey buzzards perch on the reservoir’s tainter gates in this 2011 District photo drive submission by Carlos Aragon, Aug. 24, 2011.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- Work on the District’s Southwest Valley Drainage Project. Photo by Richard Banker, Nov. 20, 2010.

More 2011 Photo Drive Entries

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Two RADOMEs are seen in this 2011 District photo drive submission. The word “RADOME” originated during the 1940s and comes from blending the words “radar” and “dome.” Photo by Richard Banker, Oct. 24, 2011.
WASHINGTON, D.C., -- The Jefferson Memorial around midnight after Hurricane Irene had blown through the capital, Aug. 28, 2011. Maj. Phil Bundy was in Washington, D.C. supporting the Corps’ disaster relief efforts.
WASHINGTON, D.C., -- The U.S. Capitol Building taken around midnight after Hurricane Irene had blown by the Capitol building, Aug. 28, 2011. Maj. Phil Bundy was in Washington, D.C. supporting the Corps’ disaster relief efforts.
WASHINGTON, D.C., -- This photo of a statue of Vietnam Veterans was taken around midnight after Hurricane Irene had blown through the nation’s capital, Aug. 28, 2011. Maj. Phil Bundy was in Washington, D.C. supporting the Corps’ disaster relief efforts.
OJO ENCINO, N.M., -- Cottonwoods have disappeared from this landscape on the Navajo Nation – only remnants remain. This was photographed by Corinne O’Hara, Aug. 11, 2011.
FORT WINGATE ARMY DEPOT, N.M., -- Pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra Americana) are seen in an area where groundwater and site restoration activities are being conducted by the Corps. Photo by David Brown, August 2011.
FORT WINGATE ARMY DEPOT, N.M., -- Pronghorn antelope are seen in an area where groundwater and site restoration activities are being conducted by the Corps. Photo by David Brown, October 2011.
SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M., -- Horses near the Jemez weir on the Pueblo. Photo by Corinne O’Hara, Aug. 25, 2011.
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR & DAM, Colo., -- Buzzards wait for the sun to fully rise on the south addit road as the sun was coming up and the mist was rising in the background. Photo by Debby Schibbelhut, Sept. 29, 2011.
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR & DAM, Colo., -- Buzzards on the guardrail of the South Addit roadway as the sun is rising. Photo by Debby Schibbelhut.
JOHN MARTIN RESERVOIR & DAM, Colo., -- A thunder storm approaches the dam. The photo was taken downstream of the stilling basin by Carlos Aragon, July 21, 2011.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- A cottonwood grove at the Rio Grande Nature Center, seen at sunrise. Photo by Michael Porter, Oct. 21, 2011.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- A hot air balloon floats over the Rio Grande Nature Center Habitat Restoration Project area. Photo by Michael Porter, Oct. 21, 2011.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- One of the hundreds of hot air balloons from the Albuquerque Balloon Festival floats near the District Office. Photo by Douglas Bailey, Oct. 4, 2011.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., – Three of the hundreds of hot air balloons from the Albuquerque Balloon Festival float near the District Office. Photo by Douglas Bailey, Oct. 4, 2011.