#04292 - A springtime sunset reflected in a beaver pond, Killdeer Mountains, Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#04292 - A springtime sunset reflected in a beaver pond, Killdeer Mountains, Dunn County

#00007 - Sunset over the Bear Creek canyonlands in autumn, Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00007 - Sunset over the Bear Creek canyonlands in autumn, Dunn County

#04820 - A perfect sunset over the Little Missouri River, McKenzie County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#04820 - A perfect sunset over the Little Missouri River, at the east side of the Little Missouri National Grassland in McKenzie County

#00464 - Evening wildflowers above Ice Caves, Little Missouri National Grassland, Billings County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00464 - Evening wildflowers above Ice Caves, Little Missouri National Grassland

#00482 - Golden buckwheat (Eriogonum flavum) grows on the sandstone above Ice Caves and the Maah Daah Hey Trail, as the sun sets in the Little Missouri National Grassland, Billings County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00482 - Wildflowers at sunset, above Ice Caves, Little Missouri National Grassland

#01907 -  Lightning illuminates approaching storm clouds, north of Williston, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#01907 - Lightning illuminates approaching storm clouds north of Williston

#00913 - Purple coneflowers (Echinacea angustifolia) along the Maah Daah Hey trail near the sandstone bluffs above Ice Caves, Little Missouri National Grassland, Billings County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00464 - Purple coneflowers near Ice Caves, Little Missouri National Grassland

#00282 - An antelope ventures out to an open green meadow, as dusk falls over the Killdeer Mountains in Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00282 - An antelope ventures out to an open meadow, as dusk falls in Dunn County

#03249 - Early morning hoarfrost in the Little Missouri National Grassland, east of Tobacco Garden Bay in McKenzie County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#03249 - Early morning hoarfrost in the Little Missouri National Grassland, McKenzie County

#02261 - Autumn foliage, clay outcrops, and sandstone bluffs alongside Magpie Road in the Billings County badlands of North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#02261 - Autumn scenery alongside Magpie Road, in the Billings County badlands

#04750 - The Little Missouri river valley, McKenzie County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#04750 - The Little Missouri river valley, McKenzie County, North Dakota

#05278 - A sunset view from high sandstone bluffs, looking west over the Little Missouri River in McKenzie County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#05278 - A view from sandstone bluffs looking west over the Little Missouri River

#02135 - Pre-dawn light reflected in the Little Muddy River, east of Williston, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#02135 - Pre-dawn light reflected in the Little Muddy River, east of Williston

#00006 - Autumn cottonwoods in the Little Missouri River bottoms. Location: Oxbow Overlook, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00006 - Autumn at the Little Missouri River, in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

#02531 - A group of bison poses for the camera at Painted Canyon Nature Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#02531 - A group of bison near Painted Canyon Nature Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

#02120 - Sunset reflected in the Missouri River, near Glass Bluff in McKenzie County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#02120 - Sunset reflected in the Missouri River,
near Glass Bluff in McKenzie County

#00002 - Bee on wild rose, Little Missouri National Grassland, McKenzie County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00002 - Bee on wild rose, Little Missouri National Grassland, McKenzie County

#00003 - Ladybug on wild rose, Little Missouri National Grassland, McKenzie County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00003 - Ladybug on wild rose, Little Missouri National Grassland, McKenzie County

#05185 - Beautiful orange prairie lilies bloom in July, on a sunny patch of the Killdeer Mountains in North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#05185 - Beautiful orange prairie lilies bloom on a sunny hilltop in the Killdeer Mountains

#01028 - On Independence Day, the U.S. flag is raised once again at the historic Oakdale School building - photo by Jerry Blank

#01028 - The U.S. flag is raised at the historic Oakdale School building on July 4

#00005 - An autumn view looking south over the Little Missouri River breaks, in northern Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00005 - A scenic autumn morning view in Dunn County, North Dakota

#01950 - His ’n’ hers thistle, Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#01950 - His ’n’ hers thistle, northwestern Dunn County, North Dakota

#01044 - Prairie lilies, harebells, and other wildflowers bloom in July, near North Killdeer Mountain, Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#01044 - Prairie lilies, harebells, and other wildflowers below North Killdeer Mountain

#04770 - Purple pincushion cactus and sandstone formation overlooking the Little Missouri River valley, McKenzie County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#04770 - Pincushion cactus and sandstone formation overlooking the Little Missouri River

#05046 - A tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) perches on a fence at Lund’s Landing, on the north shore of Lake Sakakawea in Williams County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#05046 - A tree swallow perches on a fence at Lund’s Landing, in Williams County

#05048 - A tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) perches on a fence at Lund’s Landing, on the north shore of Lake Sakakawea in Williams County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#05048 - A tree swallow perches on a fence at Lund’s Landing, in Williams County

#04263 - Springtime in the Killdeer Mountains: Goldenpeas and blue beardtongue bloom among exposed erionite boulders in Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#04263 - Wildflowers bloom among erionite boulders in the Killdeer Mountains, Dunn Co.

#02048 - A bumblebee visits a goldenrod patch at the end of summer, near Williston, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#02048 - A bumblebee visits a goldenrod patch at the end of summer, near Williston

#05145 - Two bulls face off in a pasture atop South Killdeer Mountain, Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#05145 - Two bulls face off in a pasture atop South Killdeer Mountain, Dunn County

#02341 - Sunset at Squaretop Buttes and Goat Pass, in the Little Missouri National Grassland, Billings County, North Dakota

#02341 - Sunset at Squaretop Buttes and Goat Pass, in Billings County

#01990 - An early autumn scene in McKenzie County, North Dakota, southwest of Bear Den Road and north of the Little Missouri River

#01990 - An early autumn scene in McKenzie County, southwest of Bear Den Road

#00148 - Erionite pillars mark the southeast boundary of the Killdeer Mountains near Medicine Hole, the deepest natural cave in North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00148 - Erionite pillars mark the southeast boundary of the Killdeer Mountains

#00160 - A newborn elk calf with its mother, on the west side of the Killdeer Mountains in Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00160 - A newborn elk calf with its mother, near the Killdeer Mountains in Dunn County

#00008 - Autumn colors fill Cedar Coulee in northern Dunn County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00008 - Autumn colors fill Cedar Coulee in northern Dunn County, North Dakota

#04951 - An early summer view of Lake Sakakawea, a large Missouri River reservoir in northwestern North Dakota, as seen from the bluffs east of Hofflund Bay - photo by Jerry Blank

#04951 - A view of Lake Sakakawea, as seen from the bluffs east of Hofflund Bay

#05081 - A yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) perches on cattails on the north shore of Lake Sakakawea in Williams County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#05081 - A yellow-headed blackbird perches on cattails in Williams County

#00210 - In late spring, wild blue flax (Linum lewisii) fills a meadow in the Little Missouri River bottom, Billings County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#00210 - Wild blue flax in the Little Missouri River bottom, Billings County

#02659 - Colorful autumn aspens and weathered sandstone formations near the Aspen Trail, Little Missouri National Grassland, Billings County, North Dakota - photo by Jerry Blank

#02659 - Autumn scenery near the Aspen Trail, Little Missouri National Grassland

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