Snow Bound Bison

Equipment Info
PENTAX K-1
450mm / f/6.3 / 1/640 sec. / ISO 200
State/Province/Region
Wyoming
Nearest Area
Yellowstone National Park
Notes

Pentax K-1, Pentax 150-450 lens at 450 mm, f6.3, ISO 200, 1/640 second

Description

A small group of bison were trudging through a snow storm as I drove the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Cooke City in northern Yellowstone National Park. I stopped as soon as I saw the bison, and used a long lens and low f stop to isolate the lead bison in focus while blurring the background and falling snow. I had come to the park to capture wildlife in their context of surviving the harsh winter. The snow-covered lead bison was emblematic of surviving in that environment.

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Date Added
January 24, 2020
Date Taken
February 23, 2019