fine art photography
Behind the Scenes
I captured both of these photographs at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills of Kansas on separate visits. The preserve is a window into what the great plains were once like, and hosts a herd of over 100 bison. I deliberately photograph them during snow storms as it helps me appreciate the way they handle environmental extremes and winter allows me to showcase their full coats before any shedding occurs in warmer weather. Hiking into the preserve and finding the herd roaming freely is always a bit surreal, as they are an intimidating presence to encounter. Time seems to slow down on shoot days as I follow their grazing patterns through the Windmill Pasture during snowfall.