Bison graze peacefully amid the winter splendor of Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. A beautiful day – intermittantly sunny and blustery snowy on Valentine’s day 2010. Here was one of those moments that tantalizes with promise of Spring to come.

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Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f2.8L @80mm, 1/400, f/10, ISO 200, Processed in Lightroom 2.2.


snow, winter, wyoming, yellowstone, buffalo, bison, montana, yellowstone national park, lamar valley, nature, wildlife

3rd Generation Montanan, raised with a camera in hand, matriculated at U of M (GRIZ) with degrees in History and Creative Writing. Amassing Canon gear to enjoy in my retirement. I spend whatever time I can in Yellowstone and various other Montana wild venues.

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  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleover 4 years ago

    Lovely texture in the fur, snow, and sky, Ken, and beautiful setting for these two YS bulls! Nice Valentine’s present! AMR in Casper at the moment

  • peaceofthenorth
    peaceofthenorthover 4 years ago

    very nice Ken …I like how you did you editing ….a Classic …reminds me of a Louis L’Amour novel cover…..

  • Pagly4u
    Pagly4uover 4 years ago

    I am sorry I cannot comment on the tech side…I write am not a photographer BUT to me this is a Magnificent picture. of a Magnificent truly is and shows us things we would never get to see……….Thank you Ken for your time and expertise…we appreciate it……Hugs….

  • gdbeeler
    gdbeelerover 4 years ago

    Fascinating light and contrast. Is there a little HDR here?

  • Just some “sharpening” in Lightroom. Don’t really know much about HDR.

    – Ken McElroy

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 4 years ago

    what a great shot of a magnificent beast! – Dennis

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Look at that big fella and then look at the gorgeous background. Instant FAV. Barb

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Your Hosts: Scott and Barb

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    March 13, 2010 – Home on the Range by Ken McElroy

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    March 25, 2010

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Excellent. Congratulations on your well deserved feature!

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