Close Encounter with Bison

Landscape, Photography, Wildlife

There are lots of bison in Custer State Park in the Black Hill Region of South Dakoda. While we were driving through the Wildlife Loop one afternoon last week , we encountered these animals crossing the road thus creating quite a traffic jam but providing great opportunity to photograph these magnificent animals in close range. We got lucky again to see a herd of bison coming down from the hill to the roadway in front of us when we visited Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit.

Wildlife Loop at Custer State Park:



Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Unit:


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A retired professional engineer, nature lover and avid photographer

4 thoughts on “Close Encounter with Bison”

  1. shungphotography says:

    Yes, we’ve been pretty lucky in capture some wildlife photos during the trip. I’ll post some more later.

  2. Imagine 100 years ago or so – there were millions and millions of bison in the plains. It must have been an incredible sight.

  3. shungphotography says:

    It’s hard to imagine! The closest thing I can see is the bison hunting scenes from Kostner’s movie “Dancing with the Wolf”. By the way, the winter scenes of the movie were shot at nearby Spearfish Scenic Byway in Black Hills area.

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