Grasslands National Park

Images from Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan

Dramatic storm cloud passing through the Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Posted by on 9. February 2014 in Grasslands National Park | Comments Off on Dramatic storm cloud passing through the Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Dramatic storm cloud passing through the Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan

Dramatic shelf cloud formation on the leading edge of a rain storm passing through the West Block of Grasslands National Park. Val Marie, Saskatchewan. Back to the Grasslands National Park photo gallery....

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70 Mile Butte at sunset, Grasslands National Park

Posted by on 7. July 2013 in Grasslands National Park | 3 comments

70 Mile Butte at sunset, Grasslands National Park

Sunset at 70 Mile Butte in the West Block of Grasslands National Park. I took this image on the last day of a week-long trip in mid June of 2013. Although the weather was very unstable, I did not get too many days with interesting skies or cloud formations. Most of the time it was gray and uniformly overcast. That evening, everything came together and I was awarded with a glorious sunset. A composite HDR image made of 3 separate exposures. The location is just a short walk from the parking lot leading to the 70 Mile Butte hiking trail. Back to the Grasslands National Park photo...

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Winter on the prairies – Grasslands National Park

Posted by on 31. December 2012 in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan | Comments Off on Winter on the prairies – Grasslands National Park

Winter on the prairies – Grasslands National Park

Snow-covered hills in Frenchman River Valley – West Block of Grasslands National Park. This photograph was taken after a late spring snow storm south of the old Larson’s homestead (this is an older image from the archives). Friends told me that they got a “lot of snow” in Val Marie so I went south and spent a weekend photographing in the park. It does not looks much, but for this (very dry) part of Saskatchewan, any moisture is received with joy. Back to the Grasslands National Park photo...

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Winter in Grasslands National Park

Posted by on 22. November 2012 in Blog / Journal, Grasslands National Park | 1 comment

Winter in Grasslands National Park

Canadian Prairies were hit by a strong snow storm in early November. We received between 20 and 30 cm of fresh powdery stuff. I happen to be in Grasslands National Park as the storm was passing through and spent two days photographing snow-covered prairies. I have photographed in the park during winter before. However, I have not seen the park so white and pristine. Snow storms come and go, and in this part of Saskatchewan the fresh snow cover does not last too long. It is either blown away by strong winds or partially melted by warm chinooks arriving from Alberta. Driving conditions were so...

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Photographing blue moon and bison in Grasslands National Park

Posted by on 16. October 2012 in Blog / Journal, Grasslands National Park | Comments Off on Photographing blue moon and bison in Grasslands National Park

A full moon occurs every 29.5 days. Since every month except February has at least 30 days, there is a possibility for 2 full moons to occur in one month if the first is close to the beginning of the month. If there are two full moons within a month, people often refer to this phenomenon as a ‘blue moon’. The name ‘blue moon’ first  appeared in the article  “Once in a Blue Moon” by James Hugh Pruett published in Sky and Telescope magazine in 1946. He simplified a definition that appeared in a 1937 Maine Farmer’s Almanac. He wrote “Seven times...

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