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Christian Begeman

Photography Columnist

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,

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Fall’s Final Flourish

November 15, 2022
Autumn in South Dakota went out with a colorful bang.

A Decade of State-U

October 12, 2022
Since renewing their rivalry in the Division I era, the annual football game has provided excitement and colorful photos.

Discoveries at Englewood Springs

September 15, 2022
Our photographer finds more than he bargained for in the wilderness near Lead.

Like Painted Kites

August 10, 2022
South Dakota’s summer skies go flyin’ by.

In Full Bloom

July 13, 2022
There are lessons to be learned walking among the wildflowers.

Shortgrass Spring

June 8, 2022
The season breathes new life into South Dakota’s people and places.

Keeping Track of Light and Life

May 11, 2022
After a brief delay, 2022’s Spring Journal is here.

First Flowers

April 13, 2022
New life is beginning to emerge on South Dakota’s prairies.

Tournament Time

March 16, 2022
This month, nature takes a back seat to basketball.

Finding White in a Brown Winter

February 16, 2022
Snow has been scarce in parts of South Dakota, but our photographer discovered a few hidden winter scenes.

Christmas Traditions

January 12, 2022
During the holidays, our photographer always makes time to explore South Dakota’s chilly outdoors.

Snow Day

December 15, 2021
The first flurries of the season beckoned to our photographer.

Embracing Darkness

November 10, 2021
Early nights lead to unique photographic opportunities.

Autumn in the High Country

October 13, 2021
Our photographer captured the season’s splendor in West River’s hills and valleys.

Mysteries Revealed

September 8, 2021
Surprises await in the fens of the Glacial Lakes.

A Decade of Photos

August 18, 2021
Our photographer reflects on 10 years of traveling South Dakota, camera in hand.

Natural Fireworks

July 14, 2021
Exploring South Dakota’s colorful wildflowers is good for the soul.

Growing in the Wind

June 9, 2021
Spending time in nature has become a welcome respite for our photographer.

They Are A-Changin’

May 12, 2021
Watch winter give way to spring in our photographer’s annual spring journal.

High Plains Heaven

April 15, 2021
The springtime dance of prairie chickens and grouse — blended with the sights and sounds of the Fort Pierre National Grasslands — is a feast for the senses.

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