The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) has recently unveiled a new photography exhibit chronicling the spectacular but dangerous migration of pronghorn antelope. Although the campus is closed to the public, photos can be viewed online at joeriis.com.
For the past 6,000 years, pronghorn antelope have migrated for more than 100 miles from the Grand Teton National Park to their winter habitat in the Upper Green Valley of Wyoming. It is one of the longest mammal migrations in North American. NCTC will host this photography exhibit in its Instructional East Building for the next 6 months.
On foot, photographer Joe Riis provides an intimate window on one of North America's longest annual migrations, which is increasingly threatened by fences and highways. Riis is a wildlife biologist turned National Geographic photographer who makes his home in South Dakota.
For several years, the Student Climate and Conservation Congress (SC3), held at NCTC, has highlighted National Geographic photographers in their efforts to introduce youth to arts in nature.
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October 25, 2012
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