Perpension

Perpension

Posted on 06/17/2015


Photo taken on May 25, 2001



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American Bison/American Buffalo

American Bison/American Buffalo
The names American Buffalo and American Bison are used interchangeably to describe the species Bison/Bison. These animals used to number in the millions until the mid-1800s when they were almost hunted (primarily for their hides) to extinction. At one time there were only about 550 animals remaining. Conservation efforts have now restored their numbers to over one-half million.

These huge animals can weigh from 318 to 1,000 kg (701 to 2,205 lb), body length ranges from 2 to 3.5 m (6.6 to 11.5 ft) long, the tail adding 30 to 91 cm (12 to 36 in), shoulder height can range from 152 to 186 cm (60 to 73 in). Despite their size they can jump 6 feet (1.8 m) vertically, and run up to 35-40 mph / 56-64 km/h.

Photographed in southwestern South Dakota, USA. Nikon FG, Nikon 70-200mm lens.

John Linton, Semeyas (Carlos), J. Gafarot, ╰☆☆June☆☆╮ and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


21 comments - The latest ones
Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo
beautiful capture!
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Gabi Lombardo
Gabi, thanks so much!! Best regards, Michael
2 years ago.
Xata
Xata
Impressive fellow!
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Xata
Thanks Xata!! Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Fantastic animal and photo!
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Zsuzsa
Many thanks Zsuzsa!! Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Outstanding capture!

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2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to William Sutherland
Many thanks William! Best regards, Michael
2 years ago.
Magali Asselin
Magali Asselin
I love these animals. They are so beautiful, as your shot ! Bravo Michael.
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Magali Asselin
Many thanks Magali, I appreciate your comments!! Best regards, Michael
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Excellent capture, well done.
Have a great weekend my friend ;-)
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thanks June, Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Great beast ! Great living thing.
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to J. Gafarot
Thanks José, I never miss an opportunity to see these amazing animals! Best regards, Michael
2 years ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Wonderful photograph and the documentary about the Bison and it's fight for survival.
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to HappySnapper
Thanks Maurice, they are so impressive, nothing quite like them in North America. Best regards, Michael
2 years ago.
Semeyas (Carlos)
Semeyas (Carlos)
Impresionante animal !!
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Semeyas (Carlos)
Carlos thanks!! A great treat for me to see on fairly close-up :)) Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Thats some big boy!
2 years ago.
Perpension has replied to Sonja
Indeed they are massive Sonja, too bad there are so few of them! Best wishes, Michael
2 years ago.
Pierre Pomerleau
Pierre Pomerleau
A superb specimen of that fantastic animal !
22 months ago.