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Snowed In

Standing knee and neck deep in snow does not look ideal, and while it looks like this Bison in Yellowstone would have trouble moving through it, he seemed to move through the deep snow just fine.

 

For Bison to get at the grass that is buried deep under the snow, they need to use their massive heads to move the snow out of the way first.  Therefore images like this can be quite common, the hard part is actually having them look up, because they are usually so focused on eating, they keep their heads down for long periods.

 

It always amazes me how tough winters can be on wild animals, however many of them seem to fare quite fine.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: December 26, 2018
Location: Yellowstone National Park

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/1000

About this Image

Standing knee and neck deep in snow does not look ideal, and while it looks like this Bison in Yellowstone would have trouble moving through it, he seemed to move through the deep snow just fine.

 

For Bison to get at the grass that is buried deep under the snow, they need to use their massive heads to move the snow out of the way first.  Therefore images like this can be quite common, the hard part is actually having them look up, because they are usually so focused on eating, they keep their heads down for long periods.

 

It always amazes me how tough winters can be on wild animals, however many of them seem to fare quite fine.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: December 26, 2018
Location: Yellowstone National Park

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/1000