Ethan Freese

Ethan is a junior at UNL majoring in fisheries and wildlife, and grassland ecology and management. Growing up, Ethan's summers were spent exploring the prairies and waterways of South-eastern Nebraska and hiking with his family in Rocky Mountain National Park. Ethan has developed a deep appreciation for the prairies of Nebraska and he hopes to use the power of photography to show others the beauty and importance of these undervalued ecosystems.

Ethan's Work

For thousands of years sandhill cranes have flocked to the Platte River Valley to replenish their energy reserves before they head north to their breeding grounds in the Arctic. The last two years I have been fortunate enough to regularly observe and photograph these prehistoric birds during their time in Nebraska. However photographing cranes comes […]

Photography has been a hobby of mine for several years. During that time, some of my favorite subjects to photograph have been wildlife. When I first started photographing wildlife, I would often go out to prairies and wetlands and hope that I would stumble across something interesting to photograph. I have learned that this is […]

I’ve spent countless days during my summer vacations at Rocky Mountain National Park, exploring the alpine tundra and meadows, marveling at the lush fields of wildflowers and the colossal mountain peaks rising high above the mountain valleys. However this was my first time visiting the park in the fall and I found the sights and sounds to be vastly different from the summer.