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A saddle is left behind by some ranchers in the Nebraska Sandhills.

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A Mallard duckling, Anas platyrhynchos, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Sandhill Cranes roost on the Platte River near Kearney, Nebraska.

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Sandhill cranes roost along the Platte River near Kearney, Nebraska.

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American goldfinches feed on thistle seed from a garden feeder.

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A silhouette of a bison at sunset near Valentine, Nebraska.

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A silhouette of a two bison at sunset near Valentine, Nebraska.

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A herd of bison roam on a ranch near Valentine, Nebraska.

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A herd of bison roam on a ranch near Valentine, Nebraska.

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A portrait of a bison on a ranch near Valentine, Nebraska.

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A portrait of a bison on a ranch near Valentine, Nebraska.

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A bison (Gaur bos) on a ranch near Valentine, Nebraska.

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Joel Sartore and daughter, Ellen Sartore, document insects at Indian Cave State Park in Nebraska.

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Rainbow grasshoppers (Dactylotum bicolor) near Lakeside, Nebraska.

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A northern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster articeps) collected near Wood River, Nebraska. This was at Platte River Prairies, owned by TNC.

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A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

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A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

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A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

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A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

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A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

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A goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A summer azure butterfly (Celastrina neglecta) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A summer azure butterfly (Celastrina neglecta) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A green lacewing (Chrysopa species) collected at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A green lacewing (Chrysopa species) collected at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A mayfly (Callibaetis ferrugineus) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE.

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A mayfly (Callibaetis ferrugineus) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE.

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A female eastern forktail damselfly (Ischnura verticalis) at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE.

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