Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, Northern Nevada

Mostly dried-up, low shrubs in the foreground, interspersed with dead grass, with barren ridges in the distance

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Taken on Oct. 10, 2015

This photo, taken at Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge shows a relatively barren landscape typical of the Northern Basin and Range. This refuge is one of the most intact areas of sagebrush steppe in the basin, and was created as a refuge for pronghorn.