Photo of the Week – March 24, 2011

Reflections of plants and sky in a rainwater basin wetland. Springer Waterfowl Production Area - west of Aurora, Nebraska.

As a photographer in the Plains, when I see a forecast with light winds, I do my absolute best to get outside with a camera.  This night in May was no exception.  The sun was going down, the wind was nearly non-existent, and I was searching for something to put in front of my camera.  Though my hometown is surrounded mainly by cropland, I’ve got a pretty good selection of prairies and wetlands within 15-20 minutes of my house.  This photo was taken from a small wetland pocket in a Fish and Wildlife Service prairie/wetland restoration project.

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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.
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2 Responses to Photo of the Week – March 24, 2011

  1. The wind is almost always working against me when I go out to take photos. Nice composition with the colors.

  2. Julie Wasser says:

    Woah. Stunning, Chris. Much appreciated.

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