“It is easy to forget that you live in the sky – not beneath it, but within it. Our atmosphere is an enormous ocean, and you inhabit it. This ocean is made up of the gases of air rather than liquid water, but it is as much of an ocean as the Atlantic or the Pacific. You may think of yourself as living on the ground, but all that means is that you are a creature of the ocean bed. You still inhabit the atmosphere like a sea creature does the water.” ~Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is filled with ‘big skies’ and lots of atmosphere! This wild mare, June, and her 2016 foal step out of that atmosphere, quietly being moved toward the rest of the harem by their band stallion, Teton. Teton is just out of the frame in this image.
The wild atmosphere prevails often when storms roll in and out over those incredible badlands!
Johnson Plateau is an inviting place to view wild horses, elk at sunrise, bison, and those wily coyotes working with their badger partners to find food in the prairie dog town as the prairie dogs perform their grin producing antics. Then throw in the magpies and it becomes an all-out party some days!