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Casey Wilson, a Kansas native, received his degree in Photography from the Art Institute of Colorado located in Denver. After graduation, he worked as an intern for Rich Clarkson and Associates where he worked as team photographer for the Colorado Rockies, the Denver Broncos, and NCAA Photography. Wilson later freelanced for the Lawrence Journal-World, Reuters, and ALLSPORT covering a number of area sporting events including Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals games.Wilson moved to Emporia, Kansas in 2001 where he worked as a photographer for the Emporia Gazette. This move brought him a step closer to what has become his true passion – capturing the timeless beauty of the Flint Hills of Kansas. Wilson is able to explore and photograph the unique wildlife, landscapes, sunsets and unpredictable weather of Kansas and the central plains. His photographs of prairie fires, prairie chickens, and lightning are some of his most sought after images. His work can be seen in publications of Pheasants Forever Magazine, Quail Unlimited, The Upland Almanac, Ugly Dog Hunting and Shooting Sportsman, Trappers World, Emporia State Heritage of the Great Plains and The Emporia Living Magazine.
Here is a video of what it takes to get photographs of Prairie Chickens. About a ten minute video starting at the 18:08 mark