Where the Bison Roam

Bison at Grand Teton National Park

October 19th, 2020

Today we masked up, teamed up and explored Grand Teton National Park with a private guide. Cloudy skies provided a moody background of diffused light as we continually scanned the landscape for wildlife. We didn’t see everything we had hoped to, but what we did see was remarkable in one way or another — size, volume or movement. I can’t wait to edit my photos and share more with you in the coming week!

Here’s a glimpse from our last stop of the morning. Bison are North America’s largest and most iconic animal, and they still roam freely throughout Grand Teton National Park. We came across a herd of about 100, moving east, with a few youngsters playfully chasing after each other.

Being here puts you in immediate contact with your own fragility when you see these enormous creatures in the wild, surviving all the threats against them — habitat loss, hunters, predators like wolves and mountain lions, and the harsh reality of winters in Wyoming. Somehow they survive it all, with only their thick hides, instincts and fortitude. I doubt if I could last one night out here!

Tomorrow we travel north for a bit and then begin to make our way back home.

Until then,

Kelly

Photo of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.

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