Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

When Theodore Roosevelt came to Dakota Territory to hunt bison in 1883, he was a skinny, young, spectacled dude from New York. He could not have imagined how his adventure in this remote and unfamiliar place would forever alter the course of the nation. The rugged landscape and strenuous life that TR experienced here would help shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from today.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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News

National Park Tourism in North Dakota Creates $56.7 Million in Economic Benefits

New report shows visitor spending supports 643 jobs in North Dakota.

Annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival to be held at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Historic Medora

Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the town of Historic Medora invite inquiring minds of all ages to attend the sixth annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9. Join park rangers, astronomers, and space enthusiasts of all types to celebrate North Dakota’s beautiful night skies.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Celebrate National Park Week

The staff of Theodore Roosevelt National Park invites everyone to celebrate National Park Week, April 21 through April 29.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Photos

Definition of Massive

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Definition of Massive

When looking at the American bison the best description is simply "Massive". We observed two large males appear to resolve a territory dispute with a stare down. Eventually one decided the best decision was to move on. In the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

Beautiful Beast

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Beautiful Beast

This absolutely giant bison was found ambling in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

american bison

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american bison

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Washington and Indian Paintbrush

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Washington and Indian Paintbrush

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the spectacular badlands landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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the spectacular badlands landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Bisons at Theodore Roosevelt N.P. North Unit

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Bisons at Theodore Roosevelt N.P. North Unit

just chillin' like a couple prairie dogs

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just chillin' like a couple prairie dogs

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pronghorns in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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pronghorns in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Wild Horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Wild Horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

These two bachelors appeared to be without a herd or at least for the majority of this day. We found them in a couple of locations, when we began a hike in the park and then again at the end. Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, North Dakota.

the badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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the badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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bachelor stallions Sebastian, Urban, and Marty

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bachelor stallions Sebastian, Urban, and Marty

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a young coyote

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a young coyote

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Petrified Wood

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Petrified Wood

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Sunset grilled (reprocessed)

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Sunset grilled (reprocessed)

I frequently look back at previous edits I've created with my images and think of different (and hopefully better) approaches to how they were originally presented. Sometimes it's a new technique or approach I've discovered and sometimes it's simply because I was simply never pleased with my original presentation. This is one of a number of images that have always begged for better processing, in my opinion. I continue to shoot with my old E-510 today until I eventually upgrade to current technology but I do try to shoot more to the right these days in order to alleviate some of the obvious noise in the shadows. Shooting in .raw has helped by offering a broader dynamic range in the past but it's not a cure-all for some of my older images, as is obvious here under close scrutiny.

(Original caption: "Ok, perhaps it wasn't quite thaaat hot but it was a blinding one this evening, though a fire from a past season is to thank for tonight's silhouette. I was at Theodore Roosevelt National Park's North Unit again tonight, hoping the sun was going to peek out from beneath this cloud bank before the opportunity was lost and I certainly wasn't disappointed.") (3-12-2016)

for super size wishes

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unidentified grass/plant - Badlands Spur Trail, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ruby and her new foal Hera

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Ruby and her new foal Hera

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sans destination

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sans destination

Taken on the Jones Creek Trail in the South Unit of Theodore National Park in North Dakota, USA.

go west

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Taken on the Jones Creek Trail in the South Unit of Theodore National Park in North Dakota, USA.

Smile, you are on Flickr!

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American Bison at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit, North Dakota

TR National Park

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Oxbow Overlook, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit, North Dakota