„One of the sweetest, loudest songsters is the meadow lark...the plains air seem to give it a voice, and it will perch on the top of a bush or tree and sing for hours in rich, bubbling tones.“

(Theodore Roosevelt, American president and founder of the National Park system, citation from www.nps.gov/thro/historyculture/theodore-roosevelt.htm)

The sounds and voices in the drylands of the earth fill the space of silence; the wind in the badlands (South Dakota, USA),  the song of the Calandra Lark (Extremadura, Spanien) or the humming of insects in a grassland.

Drylands shall include here deserts, steppes, pseudo-steppes and bushland with an arid and semi-arid climate , as well as local dry meadows and sandy heathland.  This album contains photos from drylands in Europe and the USA.

A klick on pictures opens the album