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Once into Yellowstone National Park Bison seemed to be everywhere. Indeed we were told that the Park now has more than it can support and a small cull had been carried out. Bison feed on vegetation that they expose during the winter by pushing their large heads backwards and forwards in the snow. The Bison used the roads to get about as these had been groomed making the snow hard and therefore easier to walk.
BISON IN SNOW STORM
BISON NEAR GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITY
BULL BISON PASSING US ON THE ROAD
The snow coach driver/guides seemed much more wary of the Bison than we were and got quite agitated if we got, in their opinion, too close. Compared with the autumn the Bulls looked very docile and seemed to be saving all their energy for feeding. The only scare I had was when the snow coach driver drove over my tripod trying to put the coach between us and the Bison. Luckily for me (and the driver) the tripod was fine as it was just pushed down into the snow.
BISON AT OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER
At night many of the Bison come to the areas around Geysers as they warm the ground. These Bison had spent the night next to Old Faithful Geyser and were just walking away as it started erupting. Unfortunately they had moved away before it was fully erupting. This was our coldest morning at -24oC.