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South Dakota

In 2007 I semi-retired and moved from OPEC (Overpopulated Polluted East Coast) back to the state of my youth, South Dakota. My former co-workers in Massachusetts surely thought I was insane. Although I live in the eastern part of the state, the best photo ops are, in South Dakota vernacular, West River. I rarely go during the touristy summer, preferring the quieter fall, winter and spring. There's plenty of telephoto images of many animal species. From 2011 until a fire in 2017, I had a trailcam stashed somewhere in the Black Hills monitoring elk movements.

  • Top 10x10: South Dakota Best of 2007-17 in ten categories. [Top 10 in 10 after 10] [Blog Entry]
     
  • Favorite Species: Bighorn Sheep, Bison, Coyotes, Elk, Pronghorn, Prairie Dogs, Bluebirds.
     
  • West River wildlife - Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, Badlands National Park and other things seen along the road.
     
    • Badlands Bighorns, November 2019. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Black Hills and Badlands, May 2019. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Black Hills and Badlands, May 2018. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Trailcam Inferno, February 2018. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Badlands and Black Hills camera test, November 2017. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Badlands and Black Hills, September 2017. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Multitasking during Eclipse Trip, trailcam update and some burrowing owls, August 2017. [Photos] [Blog Post]
    • Badlands Bighorns and trailcam update, April 2017. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Western South Dakota parks, November 2016. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • October 2016 – Simmons Wildlife Safari (NE), Utah National Parks, Olympic skiers in Park City, trailcam update from Wind Cave NP, bighorn sheep in Badlands NP. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Trailcam update from Wind Cave National Park, May 2016. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Trailcam update from Wind Cave National Park, November 2015. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Newton Hills State Park and other neighborhood images, June 2015. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Trailcam update from Wind Cave National Park, March 2015. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Trailcam update from Wind Cave National Park, October 2014. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Trailcam update from Wind Cave National Park, April 2014. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Trailcam update from Wind Cave National Park, October 2013. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Hawk in front yard, September 2013. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Trailcam update from Wind Cave National Park, lazy bighorns in Custer State Park, March 2013. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Various western parks, October 2012. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • New Trailcam and Custer State Park, December 2011. [Blog Entry] [Photos]
    • Custer State Park bighorn lambs, July 2011. [Blog Entry] [Photos]
    • Custer State Park, bighorns in Cleghorn Canyon, Ft. Randall dam, January 2011. [Narrative] [Photos]
    • Custer State Park, Wind Cave NP, Winter 2009. [Photos] [Blog entry]
    • Custer State Park, Wind Cave NP, and out on the South Dakota prairie, Spring 2009. [Photos] [Blog entry]
    • Autumn 2008 – Custer State Park and Wind Cave NP (SD), Simmons Wildlife Safari (NE), Bosque del Apache NWR (NM), Squaw Creek NWR (MO) and some other stuff. [Photos] [Narrative]
    • Custer State Park, June 2008. [Narrative] [Photos]
    • Eagles at Ft. Randall dam, February 2008. [Narrative] [Photos]
    • Custer State Park, February 2008. [Narrative] [Photos]
    • Autumn 2007 – Drive through the western US including Bosque del Apache NWR (MN), Squaw Creek NWR (MO), and a few shots from a local Sioux Falls park. [Photos]
    • More photos of Mt. Rushmore and other sights. [Photos]
       
  • Sioux Falls Air Show
     
    • Sioux Falls Air Show featuring Thunderbirds, South Dakota. August 2019. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Sioux Falls Air Show featuring Blue Angels, South Dakota. July 2016. [Photos] [Blog Entry]
    • Sioux Falls Air Show featuring Blue Angels, South Dakota, July 2009. [Photos] [Blog Entry]

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