Hair and Horns
One of the highlights of Yellowstone is not only seeing the Buffalo but being able to get pretty close. The park rules say that you should stay 25 yards away from them but even if you start at that distance, they sometimes will wander closer. It is very easy to forget that these peaceful looking creatures are wild and can, at times, be unpredictable. It is also hard to imagine that they can actually run at up to 35 miles an hour! If you are not careful, you can find yourself totally engulfed within the herd. It is really interesting to watch them interact with each other and also listen to their various verbal grunts and groans. This fine looking specimen was one of the lead animals in a large herd which just kept coming towards me and some other photographers until we were finally forced back onto the road and into our cars…..