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Smoke from prescribed grassland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

August 10, 2017 - Smoke from prescribed grassland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA Click here for images of the...
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Burned trees and smoke, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

August 08, 2017 - Burned trees and smoke. Prescribed grassland and wetland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. Cl...
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Burned grassland, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

August 06, 2017 - Prescribed grassland and wetland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA Click here for images of the...
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Trees and fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

August 05, 2017 - Prescribed grassland and wetland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA Click here for images of the...
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Prescribed grassland and wetland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska

August 04, 2017 - Prescribed grassland and wetland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA Click here for images of the...
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Road ecology blog: burned right-of-way vegetation, Nebraska, USA

August 03, 2017 - Road ecology blog: Prescribed grassland and wetland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA Click her...
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Juancarlos Giese working on a prescribed fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge

August 03, 2017 - Juancarlos Giese working on a prescribed fire. Prescribed grassland and wetland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refug...
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Road ecology blog: Prescribed grassland and wetland fire reducing visibility

August 02, 2017 - Road ecology blog: Prescribed grassland and wetland fire reducing visibility along highway, Valentine National Wildlife...
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Prescribed grassland and wetland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

August 01, 2017 - Prescribed grassland and wetland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA Click here for images of the...
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Prescribed fire, UTV with a drip torch starts the fire

July 31, 2017 - Prescribed grassland and wetland fire, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. UTV with a drip torch starts...
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Toadstool Geologic Park badlands, Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska, USA

May 07, 2017 - Toadstool Geologic Park badlands, Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska, USA Click here for more images of the Great Pl...
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Moving Sandhills in infrared, Nebraska, USA

May 03, 2017 - Moving Sandhills in infrared, Nebraska, USA I moved the lens horizontally. The second image shows the same landscape wi...
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Toadstool Geologic Park, Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska, USA

May 02, 2017 - Toadstool Geologic Park, Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska, USA Click here for more images of the Great Plains. Li...
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Sandhills in infrared, Nebraska, USA

May 01, 2017 - Sandhills in infrared, Nebraska, USA Click here for more images of the Great Plains. Like Marcel Huijser Photography...
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I got the moves!

May 01, 2017 - Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska Click here for more imag...
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Our 4x4 camper van, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

April 30, 2017 - Our 4x4 camper van, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. The loose sand does require 4x4 and high clearanc...
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Tail end

April 29, 2017 - Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska Click here for more imag...
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Grain elevator, Cody, Nebraska, USA

April 29, 2017 - Grain elevator, Cody, Nebraska, USA Click here for more images of the Great Plains. Like Marcel Huijser Photography...
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Standoff

April 28, 2017 - Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) rivals facing each other, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska...
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Our 4x4 camper van, Sandhills, Nebraska, USA

April 28, 2017 - Our 4x4 camper van, Sandhills, Nebraska, USA. Sunny spring day. The Sandhills are a true gem in north central Nebraska....
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Bird's eye

April 27, 2017 - Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska. If you look closely, you c...
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Blind path

April 27, 2017 - Marcel Huijser leaves the blind at the sharp-tailed grouse lek, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA Click...
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Sharp-tailed grouse with movement

April 26, 2017 - Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska. Dancing before the sun com...
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Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus)

April 25, 2017 - Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska Click here to view more...
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Road ecology blog: getting stuck

April 25, 2017 - Helped someone who got his 2wd mini-van high centered in the loose sand, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, U...
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Snow storm coming

April 24, 2017 - Toadstool Geologic Park, Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska, USA Click here for more images of the Great Plains. Li...
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Angry Bird

April 24, 2017 - Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska Click here to vi...
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Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) displaying at a lek

April 23, 2017 - Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska Click here to view more...
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Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) jumping and flying

April 21, 2017 - You can dance! Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska Click here...
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Marcel Huijser takes a solar shower, Valentine National Wildlife

April 21, 2017 - Marcel Huijser takes a solar shower. Just because you live out of a van for extended periods doesn't mean you shouldn't...
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Sunrise at Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska

April 20, 2017 - Sunrise at Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska. I arrived at the blind one hour before sunrise, waiting for the...
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Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

April 20, 2017 - Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska Click here to view mor...
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Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) displaying

April 19, 2017 - Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) displaying, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska. I think this imag...
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This is what the fuz is about

April 19, 2017 - Female greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska. The females walk arou...
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Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) jumping, Nebraska

April 18, 2017 - Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) jumping, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska Click here to view...
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The making of the greater prairie chicken images: Marcel Huijser leaves the blind

April 18, 2017 - Marcel Huijser leaves the blind at the greater prairie chicken lek, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. K...
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Show time: Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

April 17, 2017 - Show time: Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska Click here to v...
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Full frontal

April 17, 2017 - Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska Click here to view more im...
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Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska

April 16, 2017 - Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska. Vulnerable (IUCN, 2017). Th...
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Road ecology blog: Common snapping turtle alive on road, Nebraska, USA

July 02, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) alive on road, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebra...
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Road ecology blog: Common snapping turtle roadkill, Nebraska, USA

July 02, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) roadkill, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska,...
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Road ecology blog: Painted turtle alive on road, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

July 01, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) alive on road, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA....
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Road ecology blog: Painted turtle roadkill, Nebraska, USA

July 01, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) roadkill, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. Clic...
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Road ecology blog: Road sign warning for wild fires, Valentine, Nebraska, USA

July 01, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Road sign warning for wild fires, Valentine, Nebraska, USA. Click here for more images of road sig...
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Road ecology blog: Ornate box turtle found alive on road, Nebraska, USA

June 30, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata ornata) found alive on road, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge,...
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Road ecology blog: Blanding's turtle roadkill, Nebraska, USA

June 28, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Blanding's turtle (Emys blandingii or Emydoidea blandingii) roadkill, Valentine National Wildlife Ref...
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Road ecology blog: US Hwy 83 through Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

June 28, 2016 - Road ecology blog: US Hwy 83 through Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. The highway cuts through a serie...
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Korea!

June 27, 2016 - ... or perhaps I am in cattle country... Sign with directions to individual ranches and cattle brands, Nebraska, USA....
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Great plains: Sunset reflections, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

June 27, 2016 - Great plains: Sunset reflections, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. Click here for more images of th...
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Great plains: Sunset over the Sandhills, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

June 24, 2016 - Great plains: Sunset over the Sandhills, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. Click here for more image...
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Great plains: Sunset, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

June 23, 2016 - Great plains: Sunset over the Sandhills, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. Click here for more image...
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Road ecology blog: Ornate box turtle on Highway, Nebraska, USA

June 23, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata ornata) on US Hwy 83 through Valentine National Wildlife Refuge,...
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Researchers at work: Brooke Stansberry investigates a roadkilled oriole, Nebraska, USA

June 22, 2016 - Researchers at work: Brooke Stansberry investigates a roadkilled oriole (Icterus sp.), Valentine National Wildlife Refug...
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Road ecology blog: American badger (Taxidea taxus) roadkill, Nebraska, USA

June 21, 2016 - Road ecology blog: American badger (Taxidea taxus) roadkill, US Hwy 20, 10.5 mi east of Gordon, Nebraska, USA. Click...
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Road ecology blog: Wait... do I know you?

June 13, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Wait... do I know you? Well yes! Mrs. Blanding's turtle, also known as CNY or #31 was caught for the...
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Thunderstorm along US Hwy 83, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA

June 13, 2016 - Thunderstorm along US Hwy 83, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. Making my way back to town after a lon...
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Kari Gunson saves an Ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata) by moving it off the highway

June 13, 2016 - Kari Gunson saves an Ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata) by moving it off the highway, Valentine National Wildlife Refu...
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Road ecology blog: Well, hello again Mrs. Blanding's turtle!

June 12, 2016 - Caught a female Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii). Interestingly, this animal was previously marked with holes dr...
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Road ecology blog: walking the fence

June 10, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Common snapping turtles walking the fence, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska. This was an...
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Road ecology blog: Marcel Huijser lifts a common snapping turtle out of a trap, Nebraska

June 09, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Marcel Huijser lifts a common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) out of a trap to mark and measure...
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Researchers at work: Kari Gunson measures a Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

June 09, 2016 - Kari Gunson measures a Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) we caught, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska,...
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Researchers at work: Kari Gunson and a marked Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)

June 08, 2016 - Researchers at work: Kari Gunson and a marked Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta), Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebr...
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Researchers at work: Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) caught in a pitfall

June 08, 2016 - Researchers at work: Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) caught in a pitfall, Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska,...
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Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), Nebraska, USA

April 14, 2016 - Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), Nebraska, USA. Click here to view more images of western meadowlarks. Like...
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Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Nebraska, USA

April 13, 2016 - Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Nebraska, USA. Click here to view more images of sharp-tailed grouse.
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Power line markers for sandhill cranes, near Gibbon, Nebraska, USA

April 13, 2016 - Power line markers to make the power lines better visible to sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) and other bird species, n...
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Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Nebraska (Vulnerable, IUCN, 2016)

April 12, 2016 - Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Nebraska (Vulnerable, IUCN, 2016) Click here to view more images of the...
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Road ecology blog: Wildlife watching sign for viewing sandhill cranes, Nebraska, USA

April 12, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Wildlife watching sign for viewing sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis), near Gibbon, Nebraska, USA....
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