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Bison's Morning Drink

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 17 September 2011 in Animal & Insect.

The American bison also commonly known as the buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. Due to commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century, the bison nearly went extinct and is today restricted to a few national parks and other reserves.

NIKON D5000 1/30 second F/22.0 ISO 800 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Beautiful what God has created

17 Sep 2011 7:27am

@J.R.: I agree!

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

This is so good! You make wonderful nature pictures Barbara! Keep up the good work. Bravo.

17 Sep 2011 8:21am

@RonnyVee: Thank you!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

What a chance you had!!! This is amazing!

17 Sep 2011 8:25am

@Japanalia: Thank you.

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice animals and reflections

17 Sep 2011 9:27am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'en ai jamais vu de bizons,mais là je ferais comme toi rester là à les étudier
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

17 Sep 2011 12:10pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful image Barbara! You must get up to Edmonton and see Elk Island National Park which is located about 30 miles east of the city.

Originally founded in 1906 as a wildlife refuge for preservation of the elk herds in the area, Elk Island National Park has grown to be a wildlife sanctuary for bison, moose, elk, white tail and mule deer, beaver, porcupine, Canadian lynx and other small animals. It is home and migratory stopover to 250 species of birds, including pelicans, great blue herons, a large assortment of ducks, and birds of prey … bald eagles, great horned owls and osprey.

Elk Island National Park has been the most influential organization in re-establishing bison in not only Western Canada and the United States, but has contributed to growing bison herds all over the world. ;-)

17 Sep 2011 12:47pm

@Eric Cousineau: I have read about Elk Island NP and would love to go there, Eric. I think some of the Yellowstone bison were from there. It sounds like a great place for photographers.

Twojays from South Central Montana, United States

Love to see them in images of peace and plenty. Lovely frame Barbara.

17 Sep 2011 1:43pm

Landy from Miami, United States

muy bonita imagen saludos

17 Sep 2011 2:20pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of these noble animals enjoying a fresh drink. Wonderful reflections add to the picture success. Very well done.

17 Sep 2011 2:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

it's good to see that the survivors of that great butchering still survive ...
(i just finished reading a book about quanah parker and the comanches! in this book as well as in the lives of the comanches the buffalo figured very prominently! with the destruction of the herds came the destruction of the natives ... "progress", i guess!)

17 Sep 2011 2:55pm

@franz: The Quanah Parker story is a big part of Texas history. In that case "progress" was not such a good thing. There is a town in west Texas - Quanah named after Quanah Parker.

arvin25 from sari, Iran

Hello...
Look very nice record....
The scene reflected in water....
Bravo bravo...Beautiful...

17 Sep 2011 3:50pm

Andrew from United States

Gorgeous!

17 Sep 2011 3:53pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice composition

17 Sep 2011 5:10pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

a great shot and a nice compo !

17 Sep 2011 5:17pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a marvelous capture ... two beautiful specimens.

17 Sep 2011 6:43pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Very nice composition!

17 Sep 2011 8:06pm

Cruz from exurbia, United States

Composition is grand...reflection is great...How does it get any better? You got up early to see this too. Good job!

17 Sep 2011 9:43pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

wonderful color and clarity. i especially like the tone and mood: quiet, serene, and reflective :)

18 Sep 2011 3:07am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture with really nice framing.

18 Sep 2011 6:54am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Nice contrasts and content.

18 Sep 2011 9:33pm

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Great reflection!!!
At the right time at the right place ................

20 Sep 2011 5:37pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Excellent shot...lovely reflection...

21 Sep 2011 4:33am

NIKON D5000
1/30 second
F/22.0
ISO 800
300 mm (35mm equiv.)