Aaron Beckman works full time as a welder at the business he owns with his wife in Norfolk, Nebraska. He is also an avid sports photographer.  He also flies drones and collaborates with first responders at car accident scenes and in natural disasters.  One could say Beckman is a jack of all trades, but all […]

                   

Time-lapse produced by Carlee Koehler  The first time I saw a trumpeter swan in the wild, up close, I was so cold I couldn’t feel my face. It was early January along Blue Creek in the western Nebraska Sandhills, and most of the high plains lakes, rivers and streams were locked in ice after a […]

While driving down a two-track road, deep in the Nebraska Sandhills, one may be so lucky to witness a heavenly white bird gliding across one of the many spring-fed lakes. The trumpeter swan is the largest waterfowl species in the world. Almost hunted to extinction, these birds have since been reintroduced to the Nebraska Sandhills […]

When the Platte Basin Timelapse project first began, Bob Kuzelka of Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music approached PBT’s co-founders, Mike Forsberg and Mike Farrell, with the idea of someday putting the time-lapse imagery to chamber music. Several years later, that idea became a reality and Time and the River was created. The world premiere of Time and the […]

I was born and raised in Aurora, Nebraska, with the seemingly inherent knowledge that the Platte River was the closest and one of the most important water features of our community. Throughout the years, I went on school field trips to the Platte where we would talk about the significance of the water system so […]

Everything about the outdoors was my interest. That was my home and then when I heard the term wildlife biologist, I’m like, “You’re kidding me. I could get paid to just watch wildlife. Cool!” I had talked to a game warden in high school, he told me it was too much of a dangerous job […]

You can stand there and you can see the whole northern part of the ranch, and way south, too. And I think just to stand up on that hill and be able to see all that… that’s never really changed in all of our generations here. That’s probably my favorite spot. My great grandfather homesteaded […]

   Rolled into friends Or swept into angels   Revealing tracks of the prey And evidence of the hunters   Softening Or scolding   A walk through drifts A mug of sweet liquid comfort   Silence outside Weather warnings from a blue screen   Shivers Or coziness   Where does winter take you?     […]