Boomers on the prairie


I recently had the opportunity to go back to one of my favorite wildlife locations in the US. My friends and I returned to Calamus Outfitters in Burwell, Nebraska to witness the lekking of the greater prairie chicken. These are not your ordinary chicken. The males compete on what is called a lek, or an area where the dominate males assert themselves and try to attract females. While getting in to squabbles occasionally, they making themselves know by hooting and what is termed booming, a sort of whopping sound. It is really very unique and something that should be observed. I have started to dabble in some video with my Nikon D850 and once I get some footage I will share some here. Taken with the Nikon D5 with Nikkor 800mm

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