Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BUFFALO PHOTOS TAKEN IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK IN 2013

More from the archives.  This is a sight you will often see in Yellowstone.  First you notice the line of cars slowing down, and then the focus of their attention becomes apparent.


  In this case it was a Bison ambling nonchalantly up the road.  Sometimes they will be right in the middle or like this beauty, considerately making his way along the side.



When taking photos we pulled into a parking lot with several other people.  As you can see he attracted attention.  A steady stream of cars went by, open windows, people with cameras pointing in his direction.  






Eventually this handsome fellow decided it was time to move on.  










There are always some I noticed, who took chances standing a little too close.  Our instincts and caution kept us inside our car.  We have actually seen how fast they can turn and move in one's direction.  Soon a park ranger shows up to make sure that people remember their common sense, encouraging them to stand behind or get back inside their car.  The Rangers are always around thankfully, protecting not only us but these beautiful animals.



These encounters are always memorable.  We enjoyed seeing other Bison on our days driving around Yellowstone.  










24 comments:

  1. by the time I got to the end I was smiling so big it hurt. I would die of joy if I saw this in the road.. LOVE the butt shots... he is pretty awesome stomping along the road..

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  2. Denise, I got scared when I saw the man with the baby standing too close. You were absolutely right to be cautious and keep a certain distance. The Bison are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this moment.

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  3. Wonderful shots. WE stayed in our car, too, when we spotted these creatures.

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  4. Beautiful bison. I had a bison burger years ago. It was dry and too lean. Cow burger tastes better.

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  5. Wow, you got great pictures! And is that a mom and baby? Silly people, that man was putting himself and his baby in danger. They likely think that Bison can't move that fast because they are so big and lumbering. Not so! They seem to be used to people and are just minding their own business. Guess they are used to it. Splendid post!

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  6. They are amazing creatures but I can't believe that father would risk his and his child by going out so close!
    Great photos Denise! This is probably as close as I'll get to bison!

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  7. Heisann, in Norway we have musk in Dovre National Park, I have never seen them close, but they are enormous, Bison/buffalos must be in family with them????
    Great shots, thanks for sharing! Have nice days ;:OD)

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  8. Hi Denise, wow what a beast, its only when you can compare them such as to the Ranger you get an idea as to the size. Would make a bit of a mess to the car. Regards John

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  9. We experienced the same when we visited Yellowstone last year during our holiday. People actually walked towards them even though there were warning signs everywhere.
    Great seeing your photos..we have good memories!

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  10. Wow - amazing shots of the bison. They are so big.

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  11. Beautiful majestic creatures. Who deserve respect.

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  12. This is a beautiful series of nature photographs.
    You can have a great day.
    Best wishes, Karin

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  13. Fantastic looking animals - don't see them too often in the Uk... Joking aside, I would love to visit Yellowstone. Great shots! Do you know the difference between a buffalo and a bison? - You can't wash your hands in a bison. Sorry...:-)

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  14. They are magnificent beasts. Great photos and great for using common sense to give them their space. I hate to see people out of their cars and that close.

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  15. Did you learn whether the hump on their back is fat storage (like a camel?) or the result of a bone structure? I think that they are my favorite animal on this earth! Thank you for the great photos! Sandy Ward/North Carolina/USA....never have seen one of these beauties! So glad for you.

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  16. Such majestic animals.

    Yes, it's better to be safe than sorry. Some people didn't realise it and stand too close. Sometimes they use flash with the camera too

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  17. How fabulous to see such beautiful creatures on a day out. Loved every picture. Wishing I was there!

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  18. Fantásticas estas fotografias.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  19. They are such magnificent animals!

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  20. Nice encounters! We also had many roadside Bison in Custer State Park in South Dakota. Although it was early June, there had already been three attacks of visitors by this large herd. People forget they are wild creatures and even walk right up to them.

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  21. Fabulous photographs - what an encounter to have and enjoy!

    All the best Jan

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