Friday, December 4, 2015
Frosty Beard Bison
Here is another favorite bison shot from near the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park. As I mentioned before, it was pretty cold when we visited the park. In the morning most of the bison were wearing a full beard of frost thanks to their warm breath clashing with the cold air and condensing on their fur. I was hoping to get a shot like this but with the bison standing in the snow. Unfortunately that did not work out. A lot of the bison that we saw were walking right down the roadway, probably because it's easier than walking in the snow. The ones we saw in the snow were too far away to get a shot like this. Most of the shadows that you see in the roadway immediately behind this one were shadows from other bison that were also walking down the road.