Noche de los Muertos
A woman sits at the grave of a loved on the night of the dead in Michoacán, México.
A windmill on the Messersmith's ranch outside Lakeside, NE, in the fog of early morning.
Anthony “Smoke” Kester and his horse, Reno, on their family farm in Clearwater, NE.
Horses pass by the famous twin spires at Churchill Downs on a muddy track.
Peyton Manning throws a pass in his last game, Super Bowl 50.
My childhood dog, Boomer. I took this photo of him on a Holga as I left my parent's house after Thanksgiving, knowing it was the last time I would see him.
Football practice at Arthur County High School in Arthur, NE.
Lolo Jones wins the women's 100m hurdles at the USATF Outdoor Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, IA, in 2009.
A herd of American Bison wade in the shallow waters of a fresh rain in Alda, NE.
USA athlete AG Krueger competes in the hammer throw at the 2008 USATF Outdoor Championships.
Women's intramural flag football in Gainesville, FL.
A storm cloud outside York, NE.
An Icelandic pony on a windy summer day outside Reykjavik.
Nick Anderson, a freshman linebacker at Iowa Western Community College, heads to the locker room after a homecoming loss to rival Garden City Community College.
Go-kart racing in Daytona, FL.
Amy Sandeen with her standup bass in Hastings, NE.
The Palio di Sienna
A shooting star over one of the otherworldly formations in Toadstool Geologic Park in the Oglalla National Grasslands outside Crawford, NE.
Finland vs. Sweden
A strip camera image of Super Saver winning the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby in 2010.
8-man football in western Nebraska.
Football player Tank Johnson in his dorm room during Bengals training camp in 2010.
Cason Kirk skates at the famous Kona Skate Park in Jacksonville, FL.
Dawn in Australia's Yarra Valley.
A rodeo cowboy runs from the bull who just bucked him at Hart's Range in Australia's outback/
A sprinter lines up before a race.
Kara Goucher jogs around Hayward Field after receiving her medal and qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Paige Messersmith in her dad, Tyler's, truck on the family ranch outside Lakeside, NE.
A cowboy outside Lakeside, NE, ropes cows at a community branding.
Two men drink coffee in a trailer by the Bospherous.
Texas and Nebraska meet for the last time in a long Big 12 rivalry in 2010. Nebraska officially joined the Big 10 conference in 2011, ending their longstanding rivalry with Texas.
Calvin Borel stands in the shadow of Rachel Alexandra at her barn at Churchill Downs.
Nebraska and Clemson play in the 2009 Gator Bowl.
The Grandaddy of 'em All
A rodeo clown runs to the assistance of a cowboy who was thrown from a bull at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Arkansas' Bobby Portis waits for a rebound in the NCAA tournament.
A man pushes an empty cart through the streets of Istanbul.
Nebraska's Big Rodeo
A rodeo cowboy hangs on to a bucking bronco at Nebraska's Big Rodeo in Burwell, NE.
Teenagers take a canoe ride at sunset in Nebraska.
A boxer in Monticello, NY.
The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's marching band.
Drive Fast, Turn Left
A fan climbs atop some homemade scaffolding in the fourth turn of the infield at Daytona International Speedway.
My grandmother, Dolly, saying goodbye to my grandfather and her husband of 56 years.
Great American Eclipse
The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, in Sheridan County, NE.
Exaggerator overtakes the field in the fourth turn of the 2016 Preakness Stakes and upsets Nyquist's bid for a Triple Crown.
Ryan Newman wins with 50th running of the Daytona 500.
American Pharaoh wins the 2015 Belmont Stakes and becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown in nearly 4 decades.
Lucky Peterson backstage at the Springing the Blues Festival in Jacksonville Beach, FL.
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