DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — ‘Badlands Beauty’
Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner and his wife, Sheila, went out to the Badlands in western North Dakota this past week to hike around the area, take in the Medora Musical and do some photography. “The area was so nice and green due to the timely rains this year. The wildflowers were out in full bloom and gave the landscape some added beauty. Getting up at 4 a.m. to catch some nice sunrises was worth the effort to catch the new day beginning in the Badlands.”
Panoramic of the buffalo herd at sunrise.
The buffalo were out and about at sunrise, this bull announcing he is here and king of the herd!
“All in a Row”! The cows with their calves all lined up. A bull is in the background along with a prairie dog on his mound.
“Smoke on the Water.” Dave took this scene on the Little Missouri River about 30 minutes before sunrise. The sky was bright yellow/orange with some nice fog rising up off the river.
“Bluebells.” Shot right before sunrise.
Buffalo grazing with the fog rising off the Little Missouri River in the background at sunrise.
“Golden Sunrise.” Dave really likes this image that shows the shadows and early sunrise light hitting the tops of the hills along with nice clouds in the sky above.
“The Badlands Lily.” The wild lilies and Bluebells were out in full bloom this time of year. Dave shot this image right at sunrise with the early morning light falling on the flowers. He focused on the lily as the main subject with the Badlands hills in the background diffused.
The heavy fog one morning rising above the Little Missouri River and the buffalo in the the foreground with the lighted up hills in the background.
Another early sunrise image with some rain clouds above the Badlands.
Early morning image right after sunrise. The fog rising off the Little Missouri River with the nice foreground and the Badlands hills in the background created this scene.