This stunning photography exhibition highlights an extraordinary story of life, natural history, and the unique spring courtship behaviors of the greater sage-grouse. Noppadol Paothong has been documenting the high desert sagebrush sea for the last 18 years. The bizarre courtship dance of greater sage-grouse is known to nature lovers as one of the most impressive wildlife displays in North America. Now, with populations dramatically declining, Paothong hopes to spark discussion about conservation in ways that will benefit all – humans and wildlife coexisting in sage-grouse habitat.
About the Exhibit
October 18, 2020 - May 3, 2021
Click on the images below to view some of the work that will be on display at the exhibit
A male Greater Sage-Grouse performs a mating display early before dawn during spring courtship ritual to attract hens in Sublette County, Wyoming.
Males Greater Sage-Grouse in a silhouette gather on a lek near White Mountain to perform annual spring courtship in high desert area in Wyoming.
Males Greater Sage-Grouse gather on a lek to perform a mating display during spring courtship ritual to attract hens in Carbon County, Wyoming.
Males Greater Sage-Grouse gather on a lek near Boar's Tusk to perform annual spring courtship in high desert area in Wyoming.