Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Herding together

The animals in Yellowstone National Park know a good spot when they find it. A small herd of buffalo ate in the foreground here, while many, many elk foraged on the hillside behind them.
The wind had cleared snow from the landscape, exposing the grasses below. This is much easier eating than the buffalo's alternative: using its head as a snowplow to push the white stuff aside and dig to the grass below.
The photo is dark because the sun had just set. Fortunately my snazzy new camera has low-light settings. But those can only go so far. I sacrificed clarity for getting the dark shot.

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