Photos of the Week – July 31 2020

This week, I spent a lot of time at home with the kids. As a result, I wasn’t out in the field with my camera much and I’m dipping into my files for this week’s featured photos. I’m incredibly fortunate to have regular access to the two bison herds at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve. Since there’s never a bad time to look at bison photos, here are some of my favorites. Enjoy your weekend!

Nikon 28-300mm lens at 170mm. ISO 640, 1/250 sec, f10.
Nikon 28-300mm lens at 190mm. ISO 400, 1/160 sec, f10.
Nikon 28-300mm lens at 300mm. ISO 320, 1/250 sec, f/11.
Nikon 105mm lens. ISO 500, 1/160 sec, f/8.
Tokina 12-28mm lens at 17mm. ISO 400, 1/160 sec, f/8.
Tokina 12-28mm lens at 12mm. ISO 250, 1/500 sec, f/13.
Nikon 18-300mm lens at 300mm. ISO 320, 1/200 sec, f/7.
Nikon 18-300mm lens at 300mm. ISO 320, 1/400 sec, f/9.
Nikon 18-300mm lens at 300mm. ISO 640, 1/500 sec, f/7.
Nikon 18-300mm lens at 300mm. ISO 800, 1/1600, f/6.3.
Nikon 18-300mm lens at 170mm. ISO 500, 1/1000 sec, f/7.
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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.

8 thoughts on “Photos of the Week – July 31 2020

  1. Ah, the buffalo is as American as it gets! So essential to our American history ecologically and to human history!
    I think I wrote in about an Arizona valley farmer who thought he could keep a buffalo as a pet on his farm field! Well that is another story, HAH!
    thanks
    mark

  2. The calves are cute beyond words, but I do appreciate the photos that focus on the eye — especially the one that’s almost all eye. Their eyes fascinate me; there’s so clearly someone “at home” there, filled with curiosity and intelligence.

  3. Pingback: Photos of the Week – July 31 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist – Pershspective

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