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2021 Photo Drive

These photos were submitted in the 2021 annual District employee photo drive. All photos were taken by District employees.

And the Winners are...

Sunset at Abiquiu Lake, N.M., Aug. 5, 2020. Photo by Karyn Matthews, park ranger, Cochiti Lake. This photo placed first, based on employee voting, receiving 42 votes.
District personnel perform a conduit inspection at Abiquiu Dam, Feb. 25, 2020. Photo by Joshua Ellison, Operations Support Branch. This photo placed second, based on employee voting, with 25 votes.
A park ranger overlooks the Rio Grande feeding into Cochiti Lake, Aug. 1, 2020, while performing backcountry patrol at the lake. Photo by Karyn Matthews, park ranger, Cochiti Lake. This photo placed third, based on employee voting, with 23 votes. This photo also received the Commander's Choice Award.

2021 Photo Drive Entries

A view of Conchas Dam in the winter snow, February 2021. Photo by Martina Suazo.
USACE park ranger Wesley Myers stands in the native garden area he has been working on at Cochiti Lake, Sept. 19, 2020. Myers plotted the land, added soil, and seeded it to attract native bees. Photo by Karyn Matthews.
Cochiti Lake and Dam the morning after a snowstorm, February 2021. Photo by Wesley Myers.
A New Mexico mule deer in the Santa Rosa Lake and Dam project’s backcountry stares at the camera, Dec. 7, 2020. Photo by Paul Sanchez.
Sunset at Conchas Lake, Nov. 12, 2020. Photo by Martina Suazo.
A ladder emerges from Conchas Lake, June 28, 2020. Photo by Karyn Matthews.
A mature bald eagle is seen behind some branches at the boat ramp recreation area, Santa Rosa Lake, Dec. 7, 2020. Photo by Paul Sanchez.
This photo of the upstream face of John Martin Dam was taken during an annual inspection, July 14, 2020. Photo by Joshua Ellison.
The Cochiti Lake ranger station’s water tower is seen at sunset, October 2019. Photo by Wesley Myers.
While helping out at Conchas Lake prior to his departure from the district, Lt. Col. Larry Caswell (far right) stopped by to say his farewells to district staff at the lake, July 4, 2020. Photo by Karyn Matthews.

2021 Photo Drive Entries

Turkey buzzards sit on top of the old water tower at Conchas Lake to get some sunshine in the early morning of Sept. 16, 2020. Photo by Nadine Carter.
Sunset at Abiquiu Lake, Aug. 15, 2020. Photo by Jonathan Hicks.
Two hawk moths feed on a thistle at Cochiti Lake, July 2019. Photo by Wesley Myers.
This buck just happened to stick out his tongue when the photographer took the photo of him in the front yard of the district’s admin building at Conchas Lake, Nov. 27, 2020. Maybe he had enough photos for the day? Photo by Nadine Carter.
A view of Fisher’s Peak from Reilly Canyon, at Trinidad Lake, Aug. 26, 2020. Photo by Kim Falen.
This western diamondback rattlesnake (crotalus atrox) was found near the Cochiti Lake campground, Aug. 15, 2020. Photo by Jonathan Hicks.
Cochiti Park Ranger Karyn Matthews on boat patrol at Conchas Lake, Aug. 15, 2020. Because Cochiti Lake was closed during the summer of 2020, some of the park rangers assigned there assisted at other district lakes. Photo by Jonathan Hicks.
A closeup view of a wild sunflower in the South Side Juniper Day Use area, Conchas Lake, Aug. 23, 2020. Photo by Nadine Carter.
The Cerro Pedernal is seen in the background from the waters of Abiquiu Lake, May 31, 2020. Photo by Jonathan Hicks.