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Isn’t he magnificent? On the trek home to Sherwood park we drove through Elk Island National Park on Highway 16 East Alberta. The Buffalo were roaming on both sides of the divided highway in their free roam fenced environment.. John stopped the truck and off I went to trek through the ditch. The herd was close to the Fence and literally wheeled about very quickly a took off at a run.. It was a relief for me when the Bull halted them before they entered the bush. Then he separated from the herd and walked a distance away. At that point he stood in all his glory and proceeded to size me up and check me out. As you can see here he was curious as to what I was doing.
East Of Edmonton on The Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16 East), Alberta Canada

Canon XSI, Canon 55-400mm

Wood Bison
From Wikipedia
Endangered (IUCN 2.3)
Genus: Bison
Species: B. bison

The Wood Bison, Bison bison athabascae, also called Mountain Bison, Wood Buffalo or Mountain Buffalo, is a distinct northern subspecies or ecotype123456 of the American Bison (often called “buffalo”). Its original range included much of the boreal forest regions of Alaska, Yukon, western Northwest Territories, northeastern British Columbia, northern Alberta, and northwestern Saskatchewan.7 It is included on the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

The Wood Bison differs from the Plains Bison (Bison bison bison), the other surviving North American subspecies/ecotype, in a number of important ways. Most notably, the Wood Bison is heavier, with large males weighing over 900 kilograms (2,000 lb), making it the largest terrestrial animal in North America. The highest point of the Wood Bison is well ahead of its front legs, while the Plains Bison’s highest point is directly above the front legs. Wood bison also have larger horn cores, a darker and woollier pelage, and less hair on their forelegs and beard.

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I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Leslie, and he has you in his sight…Arn’t they just massive beasts…great narrative as well…insta fave BTW!!!

  • They are indeed massive Larry! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and THE FAVE :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 3 years ago

    He is gorgeous Leslie. Fantastic capture my friend. Have a wonderful day.

  • Oh Teresa Thank you so very much!! It was kind of you to stop by. A wonderful day to you too. Hugs :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Nice natural, colorful capture Leslie

  • Thank you for the comment and accepting this into the Group Larry!! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 3 years ago

    Wow this is brilliant Leslie, instant favorite

  • Malcolm thank you so very much my Dear Friend ! The fave is appreciated too. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithabout 3 years ago

    Lucky girl, great image!

  • Karen thank you so very much for the comment and fave. Both are so appreciated. Have a great day! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 3 years ago

    This is wonderful sis!
    Is he the one you swung your know what at? LOL
    Whatever, it worked for this beautiful pose. Well done, I see you used your new lens here too.

  • Sis, many thanks! No that was a moose that had a whole lot of shakin goin on LOL! Yes the new lens does such a nice job I think. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • JamesA1
    JamesA1about 3 years ago

    excellent pic…I have tried to get a good picture of these big beasts, but have not had the best opportunities…this is a great pic! to bad you could not get someone to stand beside the big bison to get a comparison how big they get ;)

  • James they are so massive and they move so very quickly that it would take a brave person to risk being that close to one. Thanks so much for your kind comment it is most appreciated! :>)) Leslie.

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    What a magnificent beast, Leslie! This must have been an awesome sight. Marvellous capture!

  • Thank you Mike! He was awesome and so very big. I was glad he didn’t hold a grudge when I stampeded the herd. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • Ciana thank you very much for your generous comment :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • myraj
    myrajabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Leslie. Hope you were on the other side of the fence.
    Myra

  • Thanks so much and yes I sure was. They are so massive that I had no desire to be any closer than I was. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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