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South Dakota - Former home, wildlife, trailcams, Black Hills, Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, air shows. Bighorn sheep, bison, elk, butterflies.
 

    2021

    • Badlands: Badlands National Park, South Dakota, early December 2021. Bighorns, deer. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2020

    2019

    • Transit of Mercury: Transit of Mercury, Mercury crossing the Sun, November 2019. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Badlands: Badlands National Park, November 2019. Bighorn Sheep. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Sioux Falls Air Show: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Heritage Flight, Sioux Falls Air Show, August 17-18, 2019. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Black Hills and Badlands: Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, and Badlands National Park, May 2019. Bison, bighorns, elk, pronghorn, bluebirds, prairie dogs, and some ducks near my house. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2018

    • Black Hills and Badlands: Custer State Park and Badlands National Park, May 2018. Bison, bighorns, pronghorns, meadowlark, and I found what was left of my trailcam that got destroyed by fire. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Trailcam Inferno: Forest fire captured on trailcam, and a few wildlife images. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2017

    • Black Hills and Badlands: Custer State Park and Badlands National Park, November 2017. Bighorns, and bison on the trailcam later destroyed by fire. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Badlands and Black Hills: Badlands National Park, Conata Basin and Custer State Park, September 2017. Badger at night on trailcam, bighorns, butterflies. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Misc on eclipse trip: A few images collected during the trip to see the Solar Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. Burrowing owl, and bison and elk on trailcam. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Top 10 scenic images from South Dakota: I'm not really a scenic photographer, but here are some scenes (and some "other") from around South Dakota 2007-17. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Top 10 small flying things images from South Dakota: Favorite images of little birds and butterflies from South Dakota 2007-17. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Top 10 big bird images from South Dakota: Favorite images of big birds (other than eagles) from South Dakota 2007-17. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Top 10 other mammal images from South Dakota: Favorite images of "other mammals" from South Dakota 2007-17, not including elk, bison, bighorns and pronghorns. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Top 10 eagle images from South Dakota: Favorite eagle images from South Dakota 2007-17. Locations include Custer State Park, Ft. Randall dam, and a nest near Quinn. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Top 10 Bison and Pronghorn images from South Dakota: Favorite Bison and Pronghorn images from South Dakota 2007-17. Locations include Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Top 10 Bighorn Sheep images from Badlands of South Dakota: Favorite Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep images from Badlands National Park, South Dakota 2007-17. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Top 10 Bighorn Sheep images from Black Hills of South Dakota: Favorite Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep images from Black Hills of South Dakota 2007-17. Locations include Custer State Park and Cleghorn Springs State Fish Hatchery in Rapid City. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Top 10 South Dakota Elk images (SLR): Favorite SLR images of South Dakota elk 2007-17 from Wind Cave National Park. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Top 10 South Dakota Elk images (Trailcam): Favorite trailcam images of South Dakota elk 2007-17 from Wind Cave National Park. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Black Hills and Badlands: Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, and Badlands National Park, April 2017. Bighorns, bison, elk, bluebirds. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2016

    • Black Hills and Badlands, November 2016: Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, and Badlands National Park, November 2016. Bighorns, elk, coyote and more. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Badlands: Badlands National Park, a Rocky Mountain Bighorn working his way down a cliff, October 2016. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Trailcam check: Wind Cave National Park, photos from my trailcams for the past six months through October 2016. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Sioux Falls Air Show: Blue Angels and classic warbirds, Sioux Falls Air Show, July 23-24, 2016. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Black Hills and the Transit of Mercury: Various images collected in May 2016, including trailcam and other wildlife in the Black Hills and one from the Transit of Mercury on May 9. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2015

    • Trailcam update: Trailcam images from March-November 2015 in Wind Cave National Park, SD. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Newton Hills: Newton Hills State Park, SD, sphinx moth, and a couple other images of a bunny and the Moon. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Trailcam check: Trail cam check, March 2015. Elk and coyote. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2014

    • Trailcam update and partial eclipse: Trail cam check, partial solar eclipse, October 2014. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Trailcam check: Trail camera check, April 2014. Elk on trailcam, and coyote walking down the road. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2013

    • Montana and Wyoming: Red Lodge, MT, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Spearfish Canyon, SD, June 2013. Mostly scenics. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Trailcam check: Trail camera check, October 2013. Elk. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Front-yard hawk: Hawk ripping apart a bird in my front yard, September 2013. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Black Hills: Elk on trailcam and bighorns by the road, March 2013. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2012

    • Badlands and Black Hills: Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park, October 2012. Bighorn, elk on trailcam and in the distance, framed Mt. Rushmore. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Black Hills: Custer State Park, April 2012. Bighorns and bison. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2011

    • Black Hills: Custer State Park, December 2011. Eagle, coyote, turkeys, even a prairie chicken. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Trailcam check: Wind Cave National Park, July-December 2011. Elk, first images from Reconyx trailcam, still among the best I've gotten. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Butterflies: Butterflies, Sertoma Butterfly House, Sioux Falls, SD, April 2011. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Black Hills: Custer State Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Bighorn lambs. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • South Dakota: Cleghorn Canyon, Custer State Park, central South Dakota, January 11-13, 2011. Bighorns, bison, eagles, pronghorn, turkeys. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2009

    • Black Hills: Custer State Park, Dec. 5-6, 2009. Bighorns in the snow. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Sioux Falls Air Show: Blue Angels and Heritage Flight, July 25-26, 2009 , Sioux Falls, SD. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • South Dakota: Across South Dakota, Spring 2009. Burrowing owls, eagles, meadowlark, bluebird, elk, pronghorn, marmot, turkey, bison, woodchuck, woodpecker, and some robins under my deck. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2008

    • Autumn: Various shots from Autumn 2008. Bighorns, bison, elk, waterfowl, raptors, Ellsworth AFB museum. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Warbirds: "Wings of Freedom" warbirds tour, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 2008. B-17, B-24, B-25, P-51. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Black Hills: Custer State Park and Devil's Tower National Monument, June 2008. Bison, prairie dogs, pronghorns, and more. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Black Hills: Custer State Park, South Dakota, February 2008. First bighorn sightings, bison, pronghorns, prairie dogs. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Missouri River Eagles: Fort Randall Dam, South Dakota, February 2008. Bald eagles. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2007

    • Autumn: Travel through the West, Autumn 2007. Bosque del Apache New Mexico, South Dakota geese. [Photos] [Narrative]

    2002

    • South Dakota: South Dakota Black Hills and Badlands, visit in 2002, and a few later images after I moved back to the eastern part of the state. [Photos]

     

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