North Dakota has an elegance that can be hard to appreciate. There are no mountains, no oceans, no “Grand Canyons” here. Few people will ever come here. Some might say it is too cold, too windy, too remote, too flat, or too sparsely populated. North Dakota is certainly a landscape of extremes—from subzero winter days, to record rainfall, to few trees. But in that landscape is simple scenery of the prairie: rural churches, sinuous rivers, waving grass under endless sky. These images represent the austere but elegant landscape of North Dakota.