The spirit of the cowboy remains the spirit of America.
Melody Ranch, Jackson Wyoming.
Thank you to working cowboy and Guggenheim grant-winning photographer Jay Dusard for arranging access to the branding.
Family table, Aztec Restaurant, Aztec New Mexico.
Walking across the restaurant to look at a painting, this family was having the kind of talk we all did at the dinner table in the days before cell phones.
Cow boss, Bondurant Wyoming.
Gerry Endicott graciously posed for a picture before telling the crew: "Guys, we're wastin' daylight!"
Born to be a cowboy.
Right after this young cowboy ran across the frame, a steer got loose and his Dad and I helped wrestle it to the ground.
Michael Pearson, Bondurant Wyoming.
While shooting still lifes in the barn, the cowboys came in and saddled up their horses. The soft even light inside the barn was perfect for a quick portrait.
Great Gray Owl, Dairyland, Wisconsin. I took this photo during the 2005-2006 irruption, when thousands of Great Gray Owls migrated from Canada searching for food after the summer drought deprived them of the mice and voles they eat.