A woman poses in a field in front of a storm.
A woman poses with her dog on a four wheeler.
A woman and her dog drive on a dirt road toward a rainbow.
Three people stand in a prairie with a double rainbow in the background.
Two women on their four wheelers admiring the incoming storm.
A man and a woman sit on a four wheeler.
A composite image of star trails over a one-room schoolhouse.
A cowboy stands on a country road in the Nebraska Sandhills.
A house in the Nebraska Sandhills.
A rancher takes a break during a day of branding on a ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills.
Pale milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum multistriata) collected in the Nebraska Sandhills–Thomas County.
Branding time at the Vinton Ranch in Nebraska’s Sandhills.
Sunflowers on a highway in Nebraska’s Sandhills.
A rancher checks fence in the Nebraska Sandhills.
Aerial of cattle on a ranch in Nebraska’s Sandhills.
Aerial of Nebraska’s Sandhills.
A pickup truck winds its way through the Nebraska Sandhills.
Ranchers stop to talk on a country road in Nebraska’s Sandhills.
The “Sandhills Grapevine” at work in rural Nebraska.
Blowout penstemon, an endangered plant, in the Nebraska Sandhills.
Biologist investigating blowout penstemon, an endangered plant, on the Valentine NWR in Nebraska.
A Western prairie fringed orchid, a threatened plant species in the Nebraska Sandhills. The insect shown is a jewel beetle (Buprestis confluenta).
Stakes mark sites of the endangered Western prairie fringed orchid; farmers in the Nebraska sandhills work around the plant.
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