Today we welcome Michael Anderson and his images of the Illinois landscape. 


This roadside glacial kame rises in the center of a field in McHenry County, Illinois. Glacial kames formed when meltwater deposited washed material along melting ice, creating mounds or hills.


Old growth in the Midwest has almost entirely disappeared. This 350-year-old white oak in Northern Illinois stands just beyond the boundary of a nature preserve.


This oxbow (a u-shaped bend in the course of a river) emerged following the re-meandering of a creek in a former agricultural tract in Northern Illinois.