In the last week of August 2013, these bison were racing along the Yellowstone River in the Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park, enjoying the warm weather. The third bison, the one in back, quickly dropped out of the race. I entered another photo of this bison race in the Official Federal Recreation Lands 2013 Photo Contest. Click on these links to see my entries (and vote, if you would be so kind!) and also learn about the contest. Photographs taken on America’s federal lands, national parks and historical sites from Jan. 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2013, are eligible. Did I mention there were prizes! If you enter the contest, be sure to put the link to your photos in the comment section.
“Two Bison on the Overlook” Entry.
“Paddle Boarder in Trunk Bay in Virgin Islands National Park” entry.
8 responses to “Racing Bison in Yellowstone National Park”
Catherine, Great shot! I love the racing bison! It always looks like it’s so hard for them to get started – kind of rocking-horse style – but once they get going they’re like a locomotive! 🙂 ~Terri
Thanks, It was great fun watching all of the bison interacting. I didn’t realize that one of the bison wore a collar until I got home and looked more closely at my photos. If you get a chance can you vote for my photo and like it on Facebook?
You should enter photos, too! There are so many eligible locations, including National Historic Places.
Here’s the link to one of my photos in the contest. http://www.sharetheexperience.org/entry/12685571
You bet Catherine, Heading there now. 🙂 Good luck! ~T
I just read the bison can run up to 35 miles an hour!
Thanks, Terri! One fascinating aspect about this contest is discovering so many interesting federal lands, historic places and sites that I’d never heard of, many in my own area. Plus the photography in the contest is amazing.
A friend (Lynn), who told me about this contest, follows many of these parks and sites on Facebook, and I’ve started to do that, too. Also on twitter.
Here’s one of Lynn’s entries. Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. http://www.sharetheexperience.org/entry/12689311
Fun post! I love the National Parks, so this contest is great fun!!! Just wait till I tell you about the next contest…hahaha!!! Already have it planned. Photography sure makes life interesting.
Entering this contest has certainly sparked my imagination, Lynn! Thanks for telling me about it. I can’t wait to hear about the next contest. We have lots of photography adventures to look forward to.
That’s a beautiful picture. It looks very similar to what Lewis and Clark must have seen as they explored up the Missouri River.