The Big Boys Take a Break

Today I’m featuring some closeup images of the American Bison of the Badlands NP:

American Bison

American Bison

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 this next bison … you can see how the wind is blowing his beard out to the side:

American Bison

It’s always great to be with these behemoths on the prairie!

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, from the car
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/5
  • Shutter Speed 1/400 sec. – 1/640 sec.



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