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Black Hills and Badlands, November 2016: Wildlife of western South Dakota, November 2016. See blog post. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show.
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016.
Distant view of elk, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Bison getting a drink, Custer State Park, 2016. Bison herd, Custer State Park, 2016. Pronghorn, Custer State Park, 2016. Whitetail deer, Custer State Park, 2016.
Turkey, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Turkey, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Prairie dog on the alert, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Prairie dog fattening up for winter, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Prairie dog looking for coyotes, Wind Cave National Park, 2016.
Coyote scoping out a prairie dog town, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Coyote, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. From the looks of this coyote, he has had a good summer hunting prairie dogs, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Weird cloud formations, along the Mickelson Trail north of Hill City, 2016. Bighorn, Badlands National Park, 2016.
Bighorn, Badlands National Park, 2016. Bighorn, Badlands National Park, 2016. Bighorn, Badlands National Park, 2016. Bighorn, Badlands National Park, 2016. Bighorn ewe taking it easy, Badlands National Park, 2016.
Flock of seven bighorns (two out of frame to the left), Badlands National Park, 2016. Bighorn lamb, Badlands National Park, 2016. Bighorn ewe portrait, Badlands National Park, 2016. Bighorn (part of different group than preceding images), Badlands National Park, 2016. Bighorn with a wild look in his eye (see next image), Badlands National Park, 2016.
Bighorn with a wild look in his eye (it’s that time of year), Badlands National Park, 2016. Bighorn and his harem, Badlands National Park, 2016. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park, 2016. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park, 2016. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park, 2016.
The last rays of the setting sun light the Badlands as the almost-full moon rises, 2016.

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