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Christian Begeman grew up in Isabel and now lives in Sioux Falls. When he's not working at Midcontinent Communications he is often on the road photographing our prettiest spots around the state. Follow Begeman on his blog, www.cbegeman.blogspot.com.
October 7, 2013
Capturing autumn's splendor at Sage Creek Wilderness, Vanocker Canyon, Slim Buttes and Foster Bay.
September 16, 2013
Custer called it "a part of hell with the fires burned out," but modern travelers think the Badlands is a great place to visit.
September 3, 2013
To truly appreciate southwestern Corson County's beauty, it's best to take it slow.
August 20, 2013
Once a desert, the Sand Hills in Bennett County are now an oasis for migrating birds and other wildlife.
August 5, 2013
Northwestern South Dakota is rich with beauty and scenery at Slim Buttes, the Cave Hills and the Jumpoff.
July 22, 2013
This hard pink stone forms some of Minnehaha County's most dramatically beautiful scenic spots.
July 8, 2013
Get a taste of the Coteau Hills at the Crystal Springs Rodeo, a beloved northeastern South Dakota tradition.
June 25, 2013
Wildflowers flutter on the bluffs above the Missouri River's twists and turns.
June 11, 2013
The Hogback and the Racetrack, two landforms that surround the Black Hills, are bio-diverse areas full of wildflowers and wildlife.
May 28, 2013
Jutting out from the Clay County prairie, Spirit Mound lures nature lovers as it once did Lewis & Clark.
May 13, 2013
Scenes from South Dakota's slow transition into spring.
April 30, 2013
Despite an uncertain future, sage grouse enact their spring courtship ritual on the Butte County prairie.
April 15, 2013
The meadowlark's tune is one of South Dakota's signs of spring.
March 18, 2013
Christian Begeman searched for celestial visitor Pan-STARRS in Aurora County's night skies.
March 5, 2013
Symbolic structures of our past, while old and weathered, often make the best photo scenes of South Dakota.
February 18, 2013
Beat the South Dakota winter blues with a visit to the Sertoma Butterfly House and Marine Cove in Sioux Falls.
February 4, 2013
The clash of warm sunsets and bitter cold makes South Dakota's harshest season one of its most beautiful.
January 21, 2013
Searching for bright cardinals, majestic eagles and other winter birds is fun no matter what the temperature may be.
January 7, 2013
Wind Cave National Park should be as famous for its wildlife as it is for its underground passageways.
December 24, 2012
Reflecting on the gifts of Christmases past...and the gift of the present moment.