Kent Anness
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I am a lifelong resident of Central Kentucky in the USA. My wife (who took many of our photos) and I are both GIS Specialists and Cartographers with degrees in Geography. We enjoy traveling in the Western USA as it is such a contrast to the environment here in the South East. However, it is always refreshing to return to our state with its rolling hills and green landscape. We are both inspired by many of the magnificent photos found on Panoramio.

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Great shot and very good composition !

Greetings from Québec in Canada, Daniel.

Wonderful capture. Many greetings from Athens.

Kent Anness and Greg,

THanks. It was a most pleasant day! The clouds, light, and temperature too were perfect.

I believe there were 5 or 6 images in that pano. It was taken from a rise just off Nip and Tuck road. Many thanks!

Hermosa imagen Ralph Maughan
Like, Saludos desde Argentina. Lucho

Thanks for the reply! I bet that was an awesome spot! I enjoy looking at your pics from KY and the west. Keep up the good work!

Kent Anness,

Yes. Many folks see it as a great accomplishment because this area (Trappers Point) is a bottleneck in the spring and fall antelope migration from the Red Desert to the south to Grand Teton National Park to the north and back again.

The antelope winter on the Red desert. Developments near Trappers Point were threatening to close the migration route.

Kent Anness,

Yes the wyethia ("mules ears") has a strong smell, and one of my first outdoors memories.

Agreed on the photo meeting the criteria.

Totally understood on reclamation activities not being able to return the landscape to its original form. Coal mining is ruining both the mountains and the flatter landscapes here in Kentucky. As you noted the consistency and the content of the tailings and hollow fills will never allow for any "real" recovery.

Kent Anness,

You are right. I did a brief web search. I don't know what kind they are. They grow in the vicinity of Soda Springs, Idaho. That is the only place I have seen them. They do not appear to be escapes from town. They grow on uncultivated hillsides and quite densely in places. From the map you can see that these three are well away from the highway and highway is not near any town except tiny Henry, ID. They are unique, but you are the only person on the web or anywhere else to mention the fact to me.

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