July 24, 2015

Marching in Dew

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July 24, 2015
Marching in Dew

Species: greater prairie chicken | Location: Nebraska Sandhills. Loup County. Switzer Ranch., USA

After watching greater prairie chickens do their spring mating dance on Switzer Ranch in Nebraska for several days, I covered up with burlap before daybreak and waited for the birds to show up. In the wetness of a dew-soaked morning, the birds marched by me, obviously knowing that I was there, but compelled by the urge to mate to return to their ancestral booming grounds.

About The Photographer

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Alan J. Bartels enjoys exploring his home state of Nebraska with camera in hand just in case. He enjoys high quality micro brews and is the assistant editor of Nebraska Life Magazine.

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