I plan on running concurrent “Looking Back” series . . . and this one is about our 2007 visit to Yellowstone National Park.
I begin by covering some of the buffalo photos in a three posts miniseries that will go live two hours apart from each other.
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This was photographed early morning on the way to Lamar Valley from West Yellowstone, where we were staying. We were hoping to see wolves, but I should have stopped to photograph the many interesting sights along the way. The temperature had dipped to below freezing, and frost covered near everything . . . including this buffalo, which might have been sleeping, but was likely just lethargic due to the cold.
Later in the day, we were briefly held up by a small herd grazing close to the road, and occasionally crossing the same.
Eventually, they got moving . . .
While many buffalos travel in herds, there are the occasional iconic loners who present themselves as part of a larger vista.
By the way, while one ‘knows” these are large animals, it’s really brought home when one walk right by your car, and is looking at you eye to eye . . . or would be if you weren’t busy staring at what looks like a very sharp and hardened horn.
Many people are – how shall I put it – quite stupid when it comes to getting too close to these guys.
Worst yet, you can be trapped between cars of stupid people, and risk being the unintended victim of other people’s stupidity. After so many visit, we have learned to avoid getting blocked off.
It’s easy . . . when you see animals and people, you stop well short of where they are. Anyway, two more posts are coming up; same photos, but different treatments for the photos.
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