Missouri Bison




From about a year ago, I photographed a bison herd in Prairie State Park, a beautiful park in southwest Missouri: Always a lot of enjoyment photographing these large beasts!    

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A Salute to Our National Mammal




While I was on the road recently, it was announced that we now have a “National Mammal”, the American Bison. As I participate in art shows and festivals throughout the Midwest, I constantly find that the American Bison tends to be a popular choice of my show clients.¬† In a salute to this wonderful animal, […]

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Somewhere, Under the Rainbow




While trying to find Scissor-tailed Flycatchers at Prairie State Park, some dark clouds drifted overhead, followed by a few showers. At the time of the showers, I was thinking “it sure would be nice to have a lovely rainbow appear!”. Just a couple of minutes later, I looked to the eastern skies and there it […]

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Fun Friday: Where is Spring?




With temperatures in the Midwest dipping so low, I thought a cute, winter image would be appropriate for this week’s “Fun Friday” post: This image was captured in beautiful Yellowstone NP, in the middle of winter. As the free-ranging Bison forage for food, they swing their large, muscular heads side-to-side to remove snow from the […]

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Fun Friday: My Personal WatchDog




A funny moment in Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains … woke up one morning and looked outside my camper to find my own, personal bodyguard … a large American Bison: Bison roam freely on the Wichita Mountains NWR, even in the campground! I had to carefully exit the camper and walk around my camper and to the […]

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At Home on the Range




During last weekend’s daytrip to find/photograph migrating Short-eared Owls, I stopped by nearby Prairie State Park to see what was going on. It was pretty slow … a few Northern Harriers hunting over the prairies, among some Red-tailed Hawks seemed to be about the only action going on. As I approached the park visitor’s center, […]

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The Big Boys Take a Break




Today I’m featuring some closeup images of the American Bison of the Badlands NP: It was quite cold in the Badlands, as evidenced by the leftover snow from a storm that came through the area¬† 4 days earlier. Making it seem even colder was the winds that funneled through the area. Case in point is […]

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Home on the Range




In one large area of the Badlands NP, there is an active herd of American Bison (Bos bison). Here are a few images I captured of the herd on the prairie: As the herd slowly moved toward me, I was able to capture a few closeup images, which I’ll feature in an upcoming post. Photo […]

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The Crossing, Revisited




(This post originally published in November 2011) As we drove through Hayden Valley (Yellowstone National Park) in the early morning, we were able to catch bison crossing the Yellowstone River:     Seeing the bison in early fall is quite different than in the peak of winter. When I was in Yellowstone this past February, […]

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Fun Friday: Bison Tongue




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from a quick trip through Yellowstone National Park, on my way back from my Alaska photo workshop, in 2011. As I photographed a herd of American Bison (Bos bison), one of it’s members seemingly stuck it’s tongue out at me, while intently watching my movements (I was quite close when […]

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