Photo of the Week – December 31, 2014

I am on vacation this week, so apologies for not posting much.  My kids and I are skiing in Wyoming (Snowy Range) and having a great time despite some very cold temperatures (we started today at 33 below zero!)  Because we were packed pretty tightly in my small car, I didn’t even bring my camera gear along.  I did, however, bring my phone and managed to get a few photos with it.  Here’s a sunrise outside the cabin we’re staying in.

Sunrise over Sheep Mountain - near Albany, Wyoming.

Sunrise over Sheep Mountain – near Albany, Wyoming.

I hope you had a great 2014 and have an even better 2015.  See you on the other side.

– Chris

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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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4 Responses to Photo of the Week – December 31, 2014

  1. elfinelvin says:

    Enjoy! Happy New Year to all.

  2. Chris Muldoon says:

    One of 2014’s delightful gifts to me was finding your prairie blog, Chris! I’m learning so much, and am absolutely charmed by your photos, particularly of arthropods. While the pictures might not be as up-close as an entomologist’s microscope or as personal as a magnifying glass, they’re perfect for seeing incredible detail and teaching “the joys of bugs.” Hats off to you for all you do to promote the conservation and enjoyment of our magnificent Earth! Happy New Year to you and all your readers!

  3. Ernest Ochsner says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR Chris,
    Nice flick. Enjoy the boys and see you in 2015.

  4. Patrick says:

    After several long weeks in December with no/little sun in NE, I was grateful for some crystal clear cold blue skies up north where I was able to see sunrises like this and get on the snowshoes. Enjoy your time with the family in the great outdoors! All the best for 2015!

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