Sandhills Crane

Sandhills Crane, 2022 The light was pretty good for this mid-morning shot. Not too hot yet, and the birds were active. This photo was taken at the Wildlife Safari Park near Ashland, Nebraska. The drive-thru park has a wide variety of animals, all native to Nebraska except for the lonely Black Bear. Animals have plenty … Continue reading Sandhills Crane

Bison Calf

3 weeks old The Bison calf kept close to its mother, and both were in the middle of the herd. The herd's constant movement allowed occasional glimpses of the calf, but typically it was lying down in the tall vegetation. With a little patience I was able to get this shot from the safety of … Continue reading Bison Calf


Buffalo, or more correctly "bison", is a large ox-like mammal of North America, commonly associated with the Wild West and a major resource for the American Indians.  But, have you ever heard the term "buffaloed"? Buffaloed is the verb form of buffalo, used as slang to describe various forms of misfortune associated with settlers moving west … Continue reading Buffaloed