Almost immediately after taking this photo, I knew I had captured a perfect example of Southern Wyoming, with expansive grassy plains, a doe antelope and its fawn, tall hills and a big sky with thunderheads in the distance. If you look closely, you can see a small herd of antelope on the far side of the meadow, in front of some large farm buildings. There are over 400,000 antelope in Wyoming, so you can easily see them on the plains and vast fields around the state.
Sadly, even the barbed wire in the foreground is representative of much of the state, as most of the "open" land from Rock Springs to Cheyenne is owned by large ranchers, farmers, oil companies and other corporations, and is fenced off. Fortunately, there are still forest roads open to the public in the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Madres at the southern border and into Colorado, where I've been keen to shoot many wildlife pics over the years..
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Jack Huber has taken tens of thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.