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Landscape as Muse

Season One - Episode 13

Grasslands National Park with Don Hall
Grasslands National Park is the only significant park in North America dedicated to the preservation of natural prairie habitat. These Grasslands are home to a unique variety of flora and fauna including scorpions, rattlesnakes and cacti. In this episode we visit the park in mid-December with photographer Don Hall. With only a few hours of good working light each day, Hall succeeds in revealing what he calls “the extraordinary ordinary in the landscape.” Indeed, while Grasslands in mid-December may at first present itself as sparse wind-swept expanse, looking through the lens we are soon enraptured by its harsh buttes, dancing golden grass, and brilliant winter sun.