Sunset over the Missouri River in South Dakota

The Missouri River

 

Indeed the river is a perpetual gala, and boasts each month a new ornament. — (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature)

 

Though he was not speaking of the Missouri, Emerson was right on with this statement. Nothing changes with the seasons like a river. To try and capture those changes in photos is a joy.

Fishing in the Fog
Fishing in the Fog

Sunrise over the Missouri River on a fall day. Several anglers are trying their luck, casting into the fog.

Raccoon tracks on a sandbar
Raccoon tracks on a sandbar

Tracks left behind by a raccoon on a Missouri River sandbar.

Fishing at night near Pierre, SD.
Fishing at night near Pierre, SD.

Enjoying a warm summer night while fishing on Lake Sharpe near Pierre, SD.

Cracked pebbles
Cracked pebbles

Evening at the Deepwater access on Lewis and Clark Lake. Near Crofton, NE.

Cold and colorful
Cold and colorful

Winter on the Missouri River near Yankton, SD.

Calm and rocky
Calm and rocky

Lewis and Clark Lake, near Gavins Point Dam at Yankton, SD.

Winter chill
Winter chill

Lewis and Clark Lake, near Gavins Point Dam at Yankton, SD.

Sunrise on ice
Sunrise on ice

The Meridian Bridge at Yankton, SD.

Backwater bliss
Backwater bliss

On the Missouri River near Wynot, NE.

Sandbar evening
Sandbar evening

Sunset over the Missouri River near Gayville, SD.

Reflecting the Meridian
Reflecting the Meridian

The Meridian Bridge over the Missouri River at Yankton, SD.

Driftwood on a summer evening
Driftwood on a summer evening

On the Missouri River near Wynot, NE.

Nature's ice sculpture
Nature's ice sculpture

A natural ice formation on the Missouri River near Yankton, SD.

Room to move.
Room to move.

At Lake Francis Case. Gregory County, SD.

Pebble beach on Lewis and Clark Lake
Pebble beach on Lewis and Clark Lake

A rocky stretch of shore on the Missouri River near Yankton, SD.

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At the Visitor Center at Pickstown, SD.

Winter at the dock
Winter at the dock

Riverside Park in Yankton, SD.

Shale on Lake Francis Case.
Shale on Lake Francis Case.

Gregory County, SD.