We saw quite a few bison (aka buffalo) in Yellowstone this winter and I loved photographing them in the snow and ice. It seemed to me that there were quite a few, but according to the locals the numbers were dwindling rapidly because of record snowfall levels in the park. They weren’t dying, just leaving the park to find easier grazing.
I was in the park investigating what it would be like to have a wildlife photography workshop in Yellowstone and was quite thrilled to find that I think I can make it happen. Send me an email if you are interested or you can monitor all of my wildlife photography workshops…HERE.
You can see and or order a print of my bison (Can I just say I really like the name buffalo better?) photography including many more form this winter in Yellowstone…HERE.
In case you were curious:
- When the need arises they can run at speeds up to 40 miles (65 kilometers) an hour.
- They sport curved, sharp horns that may grow to be two feet (61 centimeters) long.
- During the 19th century, settlers killed some 50 million bison for food, sport pushing them to the brink of extinction.
- Average life span in the wild: 12 to 20 years
- Size: Head and body, 7 to 11.5 ft (2.1 to 3.5 m); Tail 19.75 to 23.5 in (50 to 60 cm)
- Weight: 930 to 2,200 lbs (422 to 998 kg)
Here is a map showing the parts of the park that we were exploring and where these images were taken.