Visited the Theodore Roosevelt National Park today in search of wildlife. As you can see, I was fortunate enough to come across this American Bison (Bison bison) more commonly called Buffalo. This animal was a member of a herd of seventeen slowly moving across a Badlands snow covered meadow. Using their large heads to snowplow the snow out of the way to uncover the tender grass.
The Badlands of western North Dakota made for a beautiful backdrop as I watched and photographed these large bovine creatures for over two hours. At one time, four of them came up on the road in front of the car I was driving and looked at me. I felt like I was being challenged but they soon wandered off and let me go on my way.
Internet access via my iPhone has been almost non-existent here in western North Dakota so I haven’t been able to Twitter or upload to this blog as I had hoped. I leave in the morning for Minneapolis where I’ll catch a plane home on Saturday. Look for more photos of my day with the buffalo next week.