15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Cowgirl watching Prairie Fires at Flint Hills of Kansas

The Flints Hills of Kansas are the last and greatest remaining stretch of tall grass prairie in the United States. Every year, for preservation, the tallgrass is set on fire to prevent invasive species and to add nutrients to the soil. The practice is distinctly midwestern just as are the ranchers and farmers who oversee it.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 04.2017
Photo Location: Kansas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Derek Slagle
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