South Dakota Top Ten: I've been back in South Dakota 10 years now and have put together my top 10 favorite photos in 10 categories. Click on links to open photo pages.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, July 2011. Favorite trailcam images of South Dakota elk 2007-17 from Wind Cave National Park. Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Favorite SLR images of South Dakota elk 2007-17 from Wind Cave National Park.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram jumping a highway guardrail, Custer State Park, February 2008.  This was the first time I saw bighorns up close in CSP (or anywhere). Favorite Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep images from Black Hills of South Dakota 2007-17. Locations include Custer State Park and Cleghorn Springs State Fish Hatchery in Rapid City. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park, November 2016. Favorite Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep images from Badlands National Park, South Dakota 2007-17.
Bison jousting, Custer State Park, February 2008. Favorite Bison and Pronghorn images from South Dakota 2007-17. Locations include Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park. Bald eagle, Ft. Randall dam, February 2008. Favorite eagle images from South Dakota 2007-17. Locations include Custer State Park, Ft. Randall dam, and a nest near Quinn.
From the looks of this coyote, he has had a good summer hunting prairie dogs, Wind Cave National Park, November 2016. Favorite images of "other mammals" from South Dakota 2007-17, not including elk, bison, bighorns and pronghorns. Burrowing Owl, Lower Brule, May 2009. Favorite images of big birds (other than eagles) from South Dakota 2007-17.
Mountain Bluebird, Custer State Park, May 2009. Favorite images of little birds and butterflies from South Dakota 2007-17. Bison along the drive to my trailcam location, Wind Cave National Park, June 2008.  One of my favorite "wallpaper" images. I'm not really a scenic photographer, but here are some scenes (and some "other") from around South Dakota 2007-17.

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