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Bison Feeding in the Mist

I was walking around the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park when I saw a group of Bison feeding in the mist of one of the nearly thermal features. American Bison tend to hang around warm thermal areas during the winter months. Not only does it help them stay warm but the grasses are more accessible. Bison find it difficult to gain weight during the winter months due to the low nutritional value of the available food. Foraging is all about doing their best to survive the harsh winter months.

Bison Feeding in the Mist
Bison Feeding in the Mist

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II using my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens set on 400mm. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/11, shutter speed at 1/1000th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I hand-held the camera for this image. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Silver Efex Pro.

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6 thoughts on “Bison Feeding in the Mist”

  1. Good morning, Terry, All pictures “capture a moment” by definition, but this one struck me more viscerally. I can feel the steam rising. I can hear them snorting as they eat. And I like to eat; it made me hungry.

    Thanks for the daily look through your viewfinder.

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