An image of a photographer taking pictures while hidden in a corn field.

Perhaps the fastest growing activity on national wildlife refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography. You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment or have any experience to get started. A small camera or basic cell phone will do just fine for most visitors.  Photographing requires spending time out in nature and a healthy does of patience. 

A new enclosed photo blind, accessed from the Visitor Center is available to photographers on a first come, first served basis during normal Visitor Center operating hours.  The blind has is approximately 30 feet long and contains about 12 open-air windows that overlook the field commonly used by Sandhill cranes during the winter months.