New photo exhibit to feature images of tallgrass prairie

By Corene Brisendine

Starting Monday, visitors to the Discovery Center can see photos of landscapes and wildlife indigenous to the area taken by a renowned photographer.

The exhibit, called “Touch the Sky: Prairie Photographs with Jim Brandenburg,” begins Monday and continues through May 26 at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The exhibit is a collection of photographs by Brandenburg, who is a photographer for National Geographic.

Photos of life on the American tallgrass prairie, including bison, grasshoppers, thunderstorms and wildfires, are among the images featured in the exhibit.

Brandenburg has worked for National Geographic for more than 30 years, according to his website. He has traveled the world extensively in search of wildlife and landscape photos. He also has written several books and produced a documentary about wolves. Currently, Brandenburg is working on several movies.

The Discovery Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays until Memorial Day. Admission is $9 for adults, $4 for children over 2 years old, and $7 for members of the military, students and senior citizens. The center is at 315 S. Third St. in Manhattan.

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