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Autumn Buffalo

Autumn Buffalo




A group of bison roam through the aspens. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosystem.


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Buffalo Blues

Buffalo Blues




A lone bison forages for food during the winter season. Winter can be a hardship for most animals, but the bison seem to thrive in such conditions. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosystem.


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Down By The River

Down By The River




A free roaming group of bison travel across the snowy landscape. Winter can be a hardship for most animals, but the bison seem to thrive in such conditions. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosystem.


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Fab Four



Four bison move along a river after a fall snowstorm, this signals the approach of winter, where bison will move to their wintering grounds. Winter can be a hardship for most animals, but bison seem to have adapted well to the severe winters of the plains and rocky mountains. Bison are able to withstand sub-zero temperatures for weeks at a time. They use their massive shoulder hump as a tool, enabling them to use their heads to move snow away from their fo...


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Ghost of the Plains

Ghost of the Plains




Winter is a hardship for most animals, but bison seem to have adapted well to the severe winters of the plains and Rocky Mountains. Bison are able to withstand sub-zero temperatures for weeks at a time, and they use their massive shoulder hump as a tool, enabling them to use their heads to move snow away from their winter forage. Bull bison can weigh up to a ton and can travel to speeds of 35 mph. Their estimated population of 55 million animals, which las...


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Hello Old Friend

Hello Old Friend




Two of the most unlikely allies in the natural world, this bison and bird share a quiet moment of reflection. Birds are attracted to bison because they eat the insects, mostly flies that are attracted to the bison.


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Long May You Run

Long May You Run




A grouping of bison run through the open plains of the west. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosystem.


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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time




A bison herd roams the plains as they did once upon a time on the bountiful plains of the United States. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosystem.


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Snow King

Snow King




This bull bison takes a short break from his daily forage to pose for a portrait. Bison are able to withstand sub-zero temperatures for weeks at a time, and they use their massive shoulder hump as a tool, enabling them to use their heads to move snow away from their winter forage. Bull bison can weigh up to a ton and can travel to speeds of 35 mph. Their estimated population of 55 million animals, which lasted until the mid-1800’s, was less than 300 by the...


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The Matriarch

The Matriarch




This female cow takes the lead as she directs her family along the frozen ground foraging for shelter and their next meal. Female bison (cows) have slightly more curved horns than males do. Winter is a hardship for most animals, but bison seem to have adapted well to the severe winters of the plains and Rocky Mountains. Bison are able to withstand sub-zero temperatures for weeks at a time, and they use their massive shoulder hump as a tool, enabling them t...


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Thunder Road

Thunder Road




Two bison are silhouetted against the backdrop a colorful thunderstorm. Yellowstone was home to the last, wild, free-roaming bison at the turn of the 19th century. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosystem.


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Undaunted

Undaunted




The undaunted is a term that describes this native son of the american western plains. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosystem.

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Winter Travelers

Winter Travelers




Two Bison travel from geyser to geyser in Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone was home to the last, wild, free-roaming bison at the turn of the 19th century. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. Now thousands of these animals roam the Yellowstone ecosyste...


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Winters Robe

Winters Robe




Along the Firehole river, a lone bison feeds on grasses kept from snow by thermal activity found in the geyser basins of Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone was home to the last, wild, free-roaming bison at the turn of the 19th century. In less than one hundred years, wholesale slaughter reduced the number of bison from an estimated high of sixty million to under three thousand animals. These remaining bison found refuge in Yellowstone National Park. No...


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Wise Sage

Wise Sage




With the passing of time, wisdom comes to us all. This mature bison traverses the green sagebrush fields on his daily trek of foraging to sustain his existence. Bull bison can weigh up to a ton and can travel to speeds of 35 mph. Their estimated population of 55 million animals, which lasted until the mid-1800’s, was less than 300 by the turn of the century.


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