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Natural Light: Endless Grasslands

Open and endless, our planet's grasslands and prairie ecosystems provide the perfect backdrop for photographers near and far.

Dawn illuminates a view across Estancia Monte Dinero and the Atlantic Ocean, Rio Gallegos, Argentina. Photo © Nick Hall

A wildflower at The Nature Conservancy's Boardman Grasslands in north central Oregon. The 22,642-acre preserve harbors at least seven globally rare grassland habitat types and a rich habitat diversity supporting an array of wildlife species. Photo © Rick McEwan

Sunrise brings warm, golden light to the Conservancy's El Uno Ecological Reserve in Chihuahua, Mexico. Photo © Scott Warren

The Conservancy's Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve in Utah, a unique system of salt and fresh water marshes, ponds, pools, sloughs and mudflats, is a rich feeding ground for tens of thousands of migrating birds. Photo © Ian Shive

Bison grazing at the Conservancy's Broken Kettle Grassland Preserve in the Loess Hills of Iowa. In 2008, 30 bison were transferred to this native prairie to help conserve a rare bison population. Photo © Chris Helzer/TNC

A fence divides Ejido, public and private grazing grasslands in Cuatro Cienegas valley, one of two desert-spring ecosystems in North America located in the Chihuahuan desert of Coahuila, Mexico. Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC

Grassland sunset at the Toson Khulstai National Park. Through traditional land protection and cutting edge initiatives, the Conservancy is working to create a sustainable future that honors and preserves the sustainable culture of Mongolia’s grasslands. Photo © Ted Wood

Rolling green hills and oak trees of the Tollhouse Ranch located in Caliente, California. The Conservancy's purchase of the Tollhouse Ranch from the Rudnick family in 2011 protected the last section of a 50-mile wildlife corridor through the Tehachapi range in California. Photo © Ian Shive

Dawn at the Conservancy's Double Bar 7 Ranch in the Conata Basin bordering the Badlands Natonal Park, South Dakota. Since 2007, the Conservancy has purchased 6,308 acres along the western edge of Conata Basin. Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC

The departing day leaves a lasting glow on the vast expanse of Patagonia's grasslands, Los Pozos, Argentina. Photo © Nick Hall

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