Trudging Through The Snow

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NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3S
State/Province/Region
WY
Country
US
Nearest Area
Yellowstone National Park
Town
West Yellowstone
Description

I traveled to Yellowstone National Park in the dead of winter to find the photogenic bobcat that has been a popular subject the last few years. One of the challenges our national parks are facing is the increase in visitation. More people brings more stress on the system, more stress on the staff, more stress on the animals. But national parks aren't only open in the summer and I love to explore them in the dead of winter when the landscape is fresh and clean. I wasn't as lucky as other photographers with the bobcat but I did have a beautiful few days with bison. I love to photograph bison in the winter scenes because it shows their amazing ability to survive such harsh climates. They trudge through deep snow, use their massive heads to move snow to get to the grasses below, and their hides and coats are so thick that ice won't even melt on their backs until the sun strikes their bodies. Yellowstone National Park has been an integral part of the preservation and rebound of our national mammal, the bison. Photographed in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Date Added
July 4, 2016
Date Taken
July 4, 2016

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