Saturday, April 15, 2017

Back to Teddy....

We drove four hours from the Black Hills of South Dakota up to Theodore Roosevelt National Park at Medora North Dakota. We wouldn't have much time to explore, as we were leaving at dark.

As soon as I saw the clouds and sky the drive was worth it.
The way the clouds move over the open landscape of North and South Dakota is one of the things I love about those places.
The wind was blowing more than 20mph and really waving the grass around.
After only ten minutes the sun disappeared behind some clouds and the scene vanished,
so we headed to a petrified log nearby.
The perspective and view was very different depending which side I was on. I liked them both, but shot many more with the light.
This bison cow is walking through a prairie dog town near the Little Missouri River.
The park is home to about 150 wild horses. This mare was part of a band of about twenty grazing near the road.
The group included two foals that were racing each other across the grassy slopes.
They'd sprint one way for a hundred yards, turn the corner and sprint back to the herd.
Then back to mom's side.
We weren't in the park long, but it was long enough to walk in the badlands and over prairie, and to see and photograph lots of beautiful stuff. 

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