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On the Road
Sky reflection in water at the Seattle Arboretum
Sunset at Cape Cod September 2017
A Charleston Sunrise
Two Blue Angels passing at an Air Show in Huntington Beach, CA
Monarch Butterfly's Resting Upon Zinnia Flowers
CAP Joint Dakota Encampment week in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Students from the Border Patrol Explorer Program at the United States Border Patrol Station in Kingsville, Texas.
Youth from Omaha, Nebraska after their first football game of the season.
Youth from Watford, North Dakota celebrate the 4th of July.
baboon sky gazing
Backyard
rhino on morning stroll
Practice makes perfect
Trapped in Paradise
Baboon family
Man in dog mask
Two Monarch Butterflies Mating
Custer state park, South Dakota
no ropes? no worries ;)
PIttsburgh's North Shore on a beautiful night
The Peaceful Mushroom
Wai-O-Tapu
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Backyard

Curtis, Kate and Jude, siblings, lie in their backyard in Watford, North Dakota. 6 July 2017. The Long family has five children whom they homeschool. Western North Dakota attracted families from across the nation during the recent oil boom. Watford, like other rural towns in the region, is now facing unemployment and overdevelopment since the decline of the oil industry.

This photo is a finalist in the American Experience category of our 15th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

TAGS: America, Family, North Dakota, Portrait, Siblings

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New York, New York, United States of America
Member since 2017
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Photo of the Day: 01.09.18 Editors' Pick Finalist
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
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PHOTO LOCATION Watford, North Dakota, United States of America