Photo of the Week – November 24, 2010

Sometimes the world gives me a big dope slap and reminds me to stop and look around.  This photo comes from exactly that kind of moment.

It was late afternoon and I was on an ATV, returning to the shop from doing some work on one of our prairies, when I suddenly realized that the light around me was pretty stunning, and the clouds and prairie weren’t too shabby-looking either.  Fortunately, although I didn’t have my “good” camera with me, I did have the sense to carry my little digital camera with me, and I was able to squeeze off a few shots before the light went away.

Restored sand prairie in late autumn - Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.

Even in the late fall after everything is well past blooming, and even most of the fluffy seeds have fallen, prairies are still beautiful.

I can’t imagine working anywhere else.

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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is an ecologist and Eastern Nebraska Program Director for The Nature Conservancy. He supervises the management and restoration of approximately 4,000 acres of land in central and eastern Nebraska - primarily along the central Platte River. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press.
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4 Responses to Photo of the Week – November 24, 2010

  1. Brad Mellema says:

    Nice capture Chris.

    The very best camera in the world is whatever camera you have with you at any given time.

  2. Tawny autumn against a blue November sky is an unbeatable color combination!

  3. Gary Zamzow says:



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