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bison wrestling and rolling around in a dust bath in yellowstone national park

Bison in Dust Bath

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Bison always seem to be in this valley in between Old Faithful and West Yellowstone. These guys found a good place to take a dust bath — rolling around and wrestling with each other a bit.

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  • it’s a beautiful shot.. i like that you isolated the lone one out in front with those three enjoying the ‘bath’ in the background..

  • what a great image. i’ve seen bison before but never ones taking a dust bath. also that mane and the line it makes under the neck of the one on the right is amazing. i like your composition a lot.

  • Now that’s what I call a spectacular wildlife composition.

    The dust, the details on that bull in the front is amazing. You have composed this perfectly in my personal opinion.

  • I’ll have to agree with Thomas, that composition is superb. I also like the tonal contrast between the front bison and those in the back.

  • Bison taking a dust bath is something I’ve never seen before. Learn something new everyday. Great shot, I love how gritty it looks adding to the whole dusty feel.

  • This is a great photograph! It must have been a sight to see!

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  • Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
  • Focal length: 85 mm
  • Aperture: f/32.0

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