National Photography Month

May is National Photography Month and what better way to honor this artful observance than with a collection of beautiful buffalo photos from our 2020 calendar... just in case you missed picking one up!

So, sit back and scroll through to enjoy a year's worth of majestic beauty that includes a little nugget of information about these incredible gardeners of the prairie.


JANUARYjanuary 2020 buffalo image with informative text

FEBRUARYfebruary 2020 calendar bison photo

MARCHmarch 2020 bison calendar photo

 APRILapril 2020 bison calendar photo

MAYmay 2020 buffalo image with informative text

JUNEjune 2020 buffalo image with informative text

JULYjuly 2020 buffalo image with informative text

AUGUSTaugust 2020 buffalo image with informative text

SEPTEMBERseptember 2020 buffalo image with informative text

OCTOBERoctober 2020 buffalo image with informative text

NOVEMBERnovember 2020 buffalo image with informative text


december 2020 buffalo image with informative textPhoto Credit: Jill O'Brien

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  • Hi BJ. We are sold out of the 2022 calendars. : ( Thank you for your support and visit to the ranch!

  • Do you have any more if your fabulous calendars? It was The Best and reminded me of our memorable visit to your ranch.
    Thank you
    Best wishes to all,
    BJ Rolph
    Mill Valley California

    BJ Rolph
  • These pictures are amazing, Jill! Thank you for sharing and for all of the work you and Dan do to
    Bring back the land for these majestic animals!

    Carolyn Miller
  • can’t you just see Dan sitting high in the saddle one bright sunny morning and proudly singing or at least humming “Home on the Range”? such an image could deliver enough for me when coupled with these tremendous photographs and captions.

    beautiful work.

    love you guys. stay safe.

    Blake O'Quinn
  • I live too far to taste your meat (France) but I plan to visit South Dakota (within two years I hope) and visit you by the same way. Waiting for this moment, thank you very much for sharing those beautifull pictures.

  • Great images, Jill. Good exposure on the buffalo bodies is not as easy as it would seem. You nailed every one. I wish I had read Dan’s “Buffalo for the Broken Heart” when I was writing the BLM environmental assessment for the American Prairie Reserve’s request to change class of livestock and season of use back in 2005. It may have been of great help to shorten the time required and effort to get it done. I retired from the BLM in 2007 and worked for the APR for the next 12 years. Working with their buffalo herd has been one of my greatest joys and honors of life. I have stated in my will that I want my ashes scattered where the buffalo roam free forever on the Montana prairie. I would like very much to visit your operation some day. May your kids and grand kids grow old taking care of the buffalo ranch you have created. Dennis on the prairie

    Dennis Lingohr
  • Saw the largest stuffed Buffalo head in a little shop in Red Lodge Montana. Harvested from Yellowstone. It was huge.

    Craig Gullett
  • how beautiful and moving are these images. thank you for sharing. I hope one day to drive through the Dakotas again. I haven’t in many years. I am grateful as a carnivore to feel clean and decent and respectful when I eat the meat you raise. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. stay well, miki

    Miki Warner
  • Wow – gorgeous!

  • Beautiful, and thank you to all the photographers for sharing such fascinating images.

    Michele Saint Thomas
  • Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and captions explaining how the herd works! It’s so amazing and wonderful to learn about all kinds of animals and the family dynamics. Also, thank you for such a wonderful product and for caring about these majestic animals and our prairie lands. Keep up the good work!

    Denise Suratt
  • Splendid photos and inspiring information and words. Vertical leap….SIX FEET?!? Wow!!!
    As always, thank you to the entire Wild Idea family and organization.

    Doug Williams
  • Thank you for the photos and info. Loved seeing the photo of the buffalo shedding. A beautiful set of photos seen through the year.

    Carol Patton
  • Bob – Separated may have not been the perfect word… but, yes that is how our herd functions. It is truly something to see, with each member of the over all herd having their roll to play. I’m partial to the grandma’s!

    David – Yes, it is possible for you to purchase a print. I am currently working on putting a collection together that we will be launching soon. If there is one that you like, please let me know.

  • Simply outstanding

    Kenny Dockery

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