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Prairie Home
Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt

More than a million acres of rolling South Dakota prairie surrounds the harsh, mostly lifeless buttes in Badlands National Park. On the western edge of the region as many as 1,500 buffalo graze in Custer State Park (above); bison reintroduction there began in the early 1900s, shortly after the animals were nearly wiped out. Badlands National Park itself harbors about 800 buffalo, brought back in 1963.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikkor 20-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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