Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How Close Can You Get?

Several cars and trucks drove by to see this bison. He or she was grazing next to the road and didn't seem bothered by the attention. Yes, some of us (crazy folks with cameras) got out of our vehicles to take a picture. The bison or buffalo seem very tame and docile, however, they are wild and free roaming on the island. Its best not to provoke them or get in their way. I understand they can run very fast for their size. If there were young bison around, we would never be so close. Personal note to Judy. It was good to see you out shooting pictures. I hope we run into each other again.


holdingmoments said...

I wouldn't want to be chased by one of those lol
Great close ups David.

Chef E said...

They are an awesome creature- I can see why the native Americans wanted their hides...there are some off Long Island, but you cannot get close, and there is a fence...we have the same problem with people trying to come up and take photos...

The 'snowy herd' photo is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Wow. You did it again!
Sure...I would love to run into you again there! Maybe have some time to give me some pointers.

whitey said...

I have been out there a couple of times shooting this year I have put my pictures in this Flickr site.http://www.flickr.com/photos/3jos/sets/72157626147944191/
We rode our horses all around the island trying to find some good shots of the bison, never got close to any of them till we got back to the horse trailer there they were so close I could have loaded one up .