Photographer's Note

For those of you who haven't seen the movie "Dances with Wolves" tatanka is a Lakota Sioux word for buffalo. Technical these aren't really buffalo as they are bison, American Bison. They are positively huge animals and command a lot of respect when they are this close. They can reach over 2000 pounds and can reach speeds of 30mph. Bison are actually part of the bovine (cow) family. Most of the time they walk slowly but they can become surprisingly nimble while in a gallop.

I got lucky here with getting every bison framed just right in the frame. I took quite a few pictures of bison while I was in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons but this series is my favorite and I will post 2 or 3 more from it in the future.

This was taken in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park which is chock full of bison, elk, wolves, coyotes and grizzlies.

Taken around midday.

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Additional Photos by Stephen Inguanti (singuanti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3624 W: 117 N: 4042] (15250)
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