Wednesday, August 15, 2012
MANY Bison and The Yellowstone Lower Falls at Artist's Point
Leaving the Yellowstone Cascades and traveling north, we came to a large meadow area that was covered by several herds of bison. This is an amazing sight and gave us a glimpse into what such herds must have looked like in the great Plains in the 1800's.
We saw a number of calves ranging with the herds. We suspect that the calves were pretty safe hanging around with the adults!
This bull was not worried about anything or anyone! Rick was very glad that he was using a zoom lens to capture this shot as we did not want to get anywhere near this fellow.
Hmmmm. These guys were standing shoulder to shoulder and totally blocking the other lane. They apparently had not moved for quite a while as there was a long line of traffic waiting their turn. We didn't think that the bison were in much of a hurry to move and were happy to ease by them.
One of the premier attractions in Yellowstone Park is the lower falls of the Yellowstone River and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. From this picture, you can quickly see why this is so spectacular.