Tall grass is highlighted by the late day sun against a backdrop of dark shrubs.
Dust follows a truck on this gravel road, making one think that it could just as easily be a trail of smoke.
Dust caused by passing vehicles drifts across the farmers' fields. A person could be excused for thinking this is fog.
Ever vigilant, lest they become a meal, black tailed prairie dogs never stray far from their hole. The park is home to the most northerly colonies of these cute rodents.
Trees are scarce and can be spotted from kilometers away.
Bison are the largest inhabitants of the park. A herd of about 600 currently call the park their home.
These horses, grazing in a ranchers' field, contemplate the people on the other side of the fence taking pictures.
Colourful flowers greet visitors to the Val Marie Brick School House Museum and Tea Room
The Convent Inn Bed and Breakfast in Val Marie was our home for two nights while we explored the area. This is a long exposure night shot showing star trails.
Threatening skies and sunlit round hay bales make for an interesting contrast.
Recently, we visited Grasslands National Park in southern Saskatchewan. It preserves the last of the natural prairie grasslands in Canada and is home to prairie dogs, free roaming bison, foxes and coyotes, a variety of birds, amphibians and reptiles as well as grass. Here are some photos of our time in and around the park.