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Yellowstone Bison

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 23 November 2011 in Animal & Insect.

Yellowstone buffalo:
The bison (buffalo) is the largest land mammal in North America. In a typical year, more than 3,000 bison roam the grasslands of Yellowstone National Park. Bulls are more massive in appearance than cows, and more bearded. For their size, bison are agile and quick, capable of speeds in excess of 30 mph. Each year, bison injure park visitors who approach too closely.

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/18.0 ISO 1000 180 mm (35mm equiv.)

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Awesome image. I like this very much!

23 Nov 2011 6:55am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Outstanding capture! Perfect compo and colors…

23 Nov 2011 7:51am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Very nice capture Barbara!

23 Nov 2011 7:54am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


23 Nov 2011 8:06am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I remember now are the animal whisperer

23 Nov 2011 10:23am

@Lorraine: ;-) Thanks. I'd love to think so. I do whisper to them, but they don't always whisper back. LOL

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light contrasts in this shot Barbara! Nicely captured! ;-)

23 Nov 2011 1:16pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada


23 Nov 2011 1:56pm

Twojays from Montana, United States

Nice scene with so much depth. We were in the park during the start of rutting season and the energy in the herds was intense, and slightly dangerous. Rangers had to come and tell dumb tourists to stay in their cars and keep moving. This image so pastoral and the happiest time of year.

23 Nov 2011 3:01pm

@Twojays: We have also seen them during the rut, and the big bulls are not in a nice mood! ;-)

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Very nice shot !

23 Nov 2011 3:25pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

This is beautiful, Barbara. I love the expanse in the shot, and the country side showing the Bison's habitat. Sun shining on these two animals, but the background looks cool and darker...
Happy Thanksgiving, Barbara.

23 Nov 2011 6:59pm

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

The 'contented cows' of Yellowstone ... brightly lit by the sun. I keep thinking of the fellow you showed us yesterday standing outside his car. ;(

24 Nov 2011 12:25am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

nice exposure/ colorrange

24 Nov 2011 4:18am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The aerial perspective gives the beasts such presence here.

24 Nov 2011 8:13am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Marvelous capture...lovely

25 Nov 2011 4:53pm

1/60 second
ISO 1000
180 mm (35mm equiv.)