Waterfowl in a marsh on a ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills.
A windmill on a ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills.
A scenic view in the Nebraska Sandhills.
A scenic view of Valentine River in Nebraska.
A truck driving through the Sandhills in Nebraska.
Cows grazing in the Sandhills in Nebraska.
A mother and daughter read a headstone in a Celtic cemetery in Ireland.
A mother and daughter in a Celtic cemetery in Ireland.
Sunrise over rural Flatville, Illinois.
A dust devil springs up near the Pan-American Highway in Chile’s Atacama Desert.
A white-fronted goose on the tundra on Alaska’s North Slope (near Atqasuk.)
Suburbs surround the salt ponds of San Diego Bay, part of which may become a new National Wildlife Refuge in California.
An aerial of bayou DeView, where there have been ivory billed woodpecker sightings in Arkansas.
A rancher on horseback in Idaho’s snow-blanketed Salmon Valley at dusk.
A clear-cut in Salmon National Forest, Idaho. The reserve covers a 1.8- million -acre tract.
A copper-tailings impoundment next to a housing development in Arizona threatens leeching of chemicals into groundwater as seen in the sulfide-tinged pool of rainwater.
A rancher drives cattle fattened on public land to his employer’s ranch in Lemhi County, Idaho.
The desert dwarfs the one road from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama.
Hot breath of active volcanoes rises from roiling thermal pool fields in Chile’s Atacama desert.
Two tourist are transfixed by the otherworldly terrain of the Valley of the Moon in Chile’s Atacama desert.
Aymara woman with her llama herd on the desolate landscape of the high Chilean Atacama desert.
Miners masked against sun and cold carve up the land in search of borax in Chile’s Atacama desert.
Snapped willow trunks are perches for egrets and ibis that survived hurricane Andrew in the Atchafalaya river basin in Louisiana.
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