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Post Info TOPIC: Sharing a Bison Photo (and upon update, an Elk)


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Sharing a Bison Photo (and upon update, an Elk)


I was reading Howard and Linda's journal for today (August 20, 2012) in Yellowstone and they talked about the Bison and posted a few that they took.  I commented about their pictures and then wrote that I would have to share one of my Bison photos.

While we were watching a small herd in one area, I was leaning out the front passenger window of our in-law's full size GMC passenger van.  I watched as one large one started walking up an embankment right next to the road where we were parked.  I turned and got the photo below.  A number of folks have thought that I might have been lying on the ground when I took this one.  I might be dumb, but I'm not that dumb.

Enjoy, but remember, a photographer's photos are always copywrited as soon as he takes them.

Terry



-- Edited by Terry and Jo on Monday 20th of August 2012 07:00:28 PM



-- Edited by Terry and Jo on Monday 20th of August 2012 08:00:15 PM

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RE: Sharing a Bison Photo


How close were you?
Or how much zoom did you use?

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Jim,

Good grief, man.  That was 10 years ago.  It was taken with a Kodak DC4800 which had a 3x optical zoom, but I'd guess that I might have been 30 feet from him, but maybe a bit less and I was standing with my torso out of the passenger window.  The embankment that he was walking up onto was just about the height of my shoulders.  I think.....

Since I'm sharing, here is "Elk # 13."  At least the ear tag in his ear had that number on it.  With this one, I used a Kodak DC260.  There were 4 bulls and one doe walking and feeding across a meadow toward me.  I just stood in that meadow and took a bunch of photos.  This one came up out of the meadow to the edge of the road and was also probably about 30 feet from me.  One advantage with photographing animals at Yellowstone was that they are used to humans and didn't "spook" easily

Because of that, one needed to be very careful as there have been a number of folks at Yellowstone over the years that have been attacked by Bison and Grizzleys.  I imagine that Elk bulls might also attack if they took a notion.

Terry



-- Edited by Terry and Jo on Monday 20th of August 2012 07:58:57 PM

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RE: Sharing a Bison Photo (and upon update, an Elk)


This is a Wood Bison in the Yukon in 2006:

Wood Bison and Van

They are a bit larger than the ones in the lower 48.

WoodBuffallo3-2.jpg



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Wow, great photos..

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bjoyce wrote:

This is a Wood Bison in the Yukon in 2006:

Wood Bison and Van

They are a bit larger than the ones in the lower 48.

WoodBuffallo3-2.jpg

 

"So how did you get that dent in your van?" asked the insurance agent.

"Well that bison decided to use it as a rubbing post"!


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