On an early mid summer morning a lone Bull Bison ( Buffalo) stands along the misty bank of the Yellowstone River. He isn’t actually alone, as a female Cowbird sits on his back. Cow birds are beneficial to Buffalo as they consume many pesky insects that bother the Buffalo.
The American bison is the largest land animal in North America. Bulls can stand 1.82 meters (six feet )from hoof to shoulder and weigh between 453.6 -907.2 kilograms (1000-2000 pounds). Cows are around five feet tall and weigh between 362.9-453.6 kilograms (800-1000 pounds).
Photo taken on July 22/09 at 6:30am in the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park, US.
Camera; Canon 40D
Lens EF 100-400 IS USM Lens.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including joystick head.
Taken at 1/250’s at f/8, 400 mm, iso 800.
Some editing in Photoshop, including Orton effect. No sharpening and no cropping.