27 Feb 17 Our second day into the park found us beginning by getting one vehicle stuck, then helping another individual (twice) who was stuck and who I found out today was doing similar stuff for several days in the park, followed by us getting trapped in the park. In between we were racing back and forth looking for the animals which for the most part weren't there. But we did see some bison on several occasions of which today's portrait was the first. This guy, and another a few feet away, were moving the snow away with their massive heads looking for whatever browse they could find under the snow. As we drove slowly by him he took a couple of breaks to give us a good looking over. Working his way through snow 2 - 3 feet deep, he took his time doing his best to find something for breakfast. My guess is he spent the better part of the day looking for his meal. By the time we got back to this part of the park 36 hours later, having been trapped overnight, he was no where to be found. As you can see from the photo, the snow was falling which it did all day on and off getting worse as the day progressed culminating in 14 foot drifts by late afternoon resulting in the park's closure.
This is basically a straight from the camera shot. Nikon D500; 80 - 400; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/1000 sec @ f /9.
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