Bison-The Denizens of the Plains
One thing I like to photograph in Wyoming is the bison. They are big, scruffy, and given their body size, fast. I’ve always thought they seemed out of proportion. Huge heads and shoulders, small waist and rear ends, and fairly short legs.
Their is a pretty dramatic size difference between male and females, that isn’t so apparent in other animals. This pair had a cowbird coming in for A Soft Landing.
I like when the cowbirds are hanging out, just gives the photos so much more interest,
I think he was whispering sweet nothings in her ear.
Usually by the time fall comes around, the babies have lost their “Red Dog” coloring and are turning dark. There always seems to be a few late ones though. They are just too cute.
The smoke we’ve had lately has really given everything a different hue. Colors are more saturated, and have a really warm glow. This female really caught my eye the other morning. The light color on her cape is just so beautiful.
This big guy seemed to be saying I’m Keeping my Eye on You.
Sepia toned photos work really well with the bison.
Curves. This is something different. But I like the lines here.
And of course, A Wyoming Traffic Jam is never a bad place to get hung up.
Of all the animals I photograph, bison are the one that I respect the most. They can go from zero, to really fast in no time. It’s always good to give them space, and distance. Another reason a long lens is extremely useful.
Someday I hope to be able to photograph bison in the snow. But for now, I will just enjoy these fall colors. I hope you enjoy them too.