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Rocky Mountain BioBlitz: Photo Gallery

On August 24-25 2012, teams of experts and volunteers of all ages joined forces to seek out the plants and animals that call Rocky Mountain National Park home.

To view these images from the 2012 BioBlitz, click on any of the small images below to see a larger image and easily scroll through all of the photos. To download a higher resolution version of the image, click on the small disc symbol associated with each image.

Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
National Geographic Vice President for Research, Conservation, and Exploration John Francis.
National Geographic Vice President for Research, Conservation, and Exploration John Francis. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
National Geographic's Juan Martinez encourages youth to get excited about the natural world.
National Geographic's Juan Martinez encourages youth at the BioBlitz. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Youth ambassadors Valyssa and Dara listening to open ceremony speakers.
Youth ambassadors Valyssa and Dara listening to open ceremony speakers. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Inventory guide, Dr. Ginger Fisher.
Inventory guide, Dr. Ginger Fisher. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Searching for aquatic life.
Searching for aquatic life. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Youth participant searching for invertebrates.
Youth participant searching for invertebrates. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Dara searching for signs of life.
Dara searching for signs of life. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Examining macroinvertebrates.
Examining macroinvertebrates. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Searching for macroinvertebrates in Beaver Meadows.
Searching for macroinvertebrates in Beaver Meadows. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Parker checking his net.
Parker checking his net. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Examining macroinvertebrates.
Examining macroinvertebrates. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Exploring aquatic life.
Exploring aquatic life. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Two people examining macroinvertebrates.
Examining macroinvertebrates. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
A group examining macroinvertebrates.
Examining macroinvertebrates. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
A macroinvertebrate in a participant's hand.
Examining macroinvertebrates. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Two people examining macroinvertebrates.
Examining macroinvertebrates. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Jennifer examining macroinvertebrates.
Examining macroinvertebrates. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Youth ambassadors Parker, Valyssa and Dara.
Youth ambassadors Parker, Valyssa and Dara. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Dr. Hancock of Metro State University and participants examine black fly larvae.
Dr. Hancock of Metro State University and participants examine black fly larvae. Photo by NPS/Brittni Medina.
Dr. Hancock showing youth participants larvae.
Dr. Hancock showing youth participants larvae. Photo by NPS/Brittni Medina.
Discovering black fly larvae.
Discovering black fly larvae. Photo by NPS/Brittni Medina.
Black fly larvae inventory.
Black fly larvae inventory. Photo by NPS/Brittni Medina.
Dr. Hancock of Metropolitan State University of Dever.
Dr. Hancock of Metropolitan State University of Denver. Photo by NPS/Courtney Allen.
Dr. Hancock and participants examining larvae.
Dr. Hancock and participants examining larvae. Photo by NPS/Courtney Allen.
Black fly larvae in river.
Black fly larvae in river. Photo by NPS/Courtney Allen.
BioBlitz participants examine river for signs of life.
BioBlitz participants examine river for signs of life. Photo by NPS/Courtney Allen.
BioBlitz participants collect larvae for species inventory.
BioBlitz participants collecting larvae for species inventory. Photo by NPS/Courtney Allen.
Youth participants learning about sound monitoring and natural sounds.
Youth participant learning about sound monitoring and natural sounds. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Youth participants learning about sound monitoring and natural sounds.
Youth participants learning about sound monitoring and natural sounds. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Students at a Biodiversity Festival booth.
Students at a Biodiversity Festival booth. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Biodiversity Festival.
Biodiversity Festival. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Biodiversity Festival.
Biodiversity Festival. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Biodiversity Festival.
Biodiversity Festival. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Biodiversity Festival.
Biodiversity Festival. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Biodiversity Festival.
Biodiversity Festival. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Biodiversity arts & crafts activity.
Biodiversity arts & crafts activity. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Biodiversity arts & crafts activity.
Biodiversity arts & crafts activity. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Biodiversity arts & crafts activity.
Biodiversity arts & crafts activity. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Students playing games at the Biodiversity Festival.
Students playing games at the Biodiversity Festival. Photo by NPS/SaraMelena.
Species inventory.
Species inventory. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Species inventory.
Species inventory. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Species inventory.
Species inventory. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Ranger Barbara, Dara, and Valyssa.
Ranger Barbara, Dara, and Valyssa. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Participants on a vacsular plant inventory in the alpine tundra.
Participants on a vacsular plant inventory in the alpine tundra. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis at closing ceremony.
NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis at closing ceremony. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Dr. Bert Frost and the BioBlitz youth ambassadors.
Dr. Bert Frost and the BioBlitz youth ambassadors. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Passing the official flag to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve for the 2013 BioBlitz.
Passing the official flag to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
Revealing species totals at the Rocky Mountain BioBlitz.
Revealing species totals at the Rocky Mountain BioBlitz. Photo by NPS/Todd M. Edgar.
 

Last Updated: October 25, 2012