59 thoughts on “Primordial Stew

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Such a majestic, massive animal. We have some on a wildlife refuge near us. Such huge tracks they make! Beautiful shot!

    1. Thanks, it is always a pleasure to get to observe these guys up close. IN the winter they are definitely a little less concerned about you being around so observing them is a bit easier.

          1. Thank you! I’m so very touched my images can reach out to/into you in such a way. That although it is always unique to the viewer what they take with them, if anything, it is what I constantly aspire to express; a powerful simplicity in the ancient wisdom and beauty of the elements that can be immensely humbling. It is not gone, it still exists, right in front of us…

    1. Thanks and thanks for taking the time to leave a little feedback. We really appreciate it. Yellowstone in winter can indeed feel primordial at times. Have a great weekend.

  2. Oh, what I just said at the mule deer – I love animal photos. This one could be at my wall. πŸ™‚ … and how incredible it has to be to experience them in their natural environment. I just know them from the zoo.
    The subtle shades of grey of the trees in the fog and the dark Bison in the foreground add also a lot of depth to it. You could enter a contest with this. In my amateur opinion. πŸ™‚

    And I wanted to ask – why are they less concerned of anyone human being around in winter? Are they quick to attack otherwise? Or in general?

    1. Hi Suzan and thanks for the kind words. In the winter Bison are in conservations mode. The have little food and do not like to wage energy messing around. In summer they will charge but are tolerant. You just need to stay further away in summer and especially fall in mating season.

  3. Great shot Mike.
    The title of the post had reminded me of the story the park ranger told us when we visited Yellowstone, that couple of months before our visit, a bison calf had fallen into one of the hotsprings, and was firmly lodged inside, for quite some time the region smelt like beef broth… Would loved to have been there!

    1. Yikes, a great ranger tale and we did see quite a nice skeleton lying around in one thermal area. No beef broth sure does let you know the cycle of life is still going strong in this place. Hope your week was fun and enjoy your week ahead.

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