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Photo Of The Day By Bill Sisson

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Snow Bound Bison” by Bill Sisson. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Photo By Bill Sisson

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Snow Bound Bison” by Bill Sisson. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

“During a very cold snowstorm in Yellowstone National Park, these bison were coming around a turn in the road between Mammoth and Cooke City as I was driving around the turn in the opposite direction,” says Bisson. “Fortunately, all of us were going slowly. I stopped, leaned out the car window and quickly took some images before they trudged by my car. I had my camera set on manual exposure and overexposed the scene in order to compensate for the white snow and dark bison. I used a fast shutter speed to freeze the motion of the snowflakes and my handheld shot.

“During four snowy, cold days in Yellowstone this past February, I traveled the road across the northern part of the park searching for wildlife and was amply rewarded. Among other photos, I had hoped to capture an image of bison weathering the snow and cold that they endure each winter in Yellowstone. Seeing these bison, as well as other wildlife, in these inhospitable conditions renewed my respect for all wild animals in such harsh environments.”

Equipment: Pentax K-1, Pentax 150-450mm lens at 180mm. Exposure: 1/1000 sec., f/14, ISO 400.

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