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Featured Photography on RB Explore..15 October 2012

Captured as is at the Zoo in Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Canon XTi, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 OS AV 9.0 Shutter Speed 1/500 IS0 200, Focal Length 380mm

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The Assiniboine Park Zoo is now home to two new White Bison calves, both born in the spring of 2009. The birth of a White Buffalo (and not an albino, which is usualy blind and dies at an early age) is a rare event. It occurs as a result of a recessive mutation that leaves the hair follicules without the dark pigment millanin. This genetic trait is similar to what occurred in the evolution of the white Polar Bear in Siberia, over 250,000 years ago. Due to its remarkable appearance and rarity over the centuries, a White Buffalo became a powerful spirit, in First Nation’s Plains cultures of the (Dakota, Lakota and others) The Buffalo was the foundation of the way of life to the Native People of North America. It provided food, material for their homes, clothing, fuel, tools and great symbolism

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • MaryinMaine
    MaryinMaineover 3 years ago

    Wow – what an interesting creature and story, Larry! I always enjoy your pics, and the little histories that accompany them! This one is a fave!

  • Good Morning Mary
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW>>Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 3 years ago

    He looks a little grumpy Larry, still cute though.

  • Good Morning Pam
    Would not want to face him
    I appreciate your comments BTW>>Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    So very beautiful artwork of my day— yes, it created by your beautiful mind:)
    Take your family as you doing to nice friends, they are precious also…
    Best regards,
    Sunny

  • Good Morning Kornrawiee
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardover 3 years ago

    Unusual and very interesting. At first I thought it was an albino. This is amazing. I never knew that this happened Great shot, Larry!!!

  • Good Morning Nancy
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW>>Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 3 years ago

    Fabulous Larry! I would love to see one of these in person.

  • Good Afternoon Ginny
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Good Afternoon Trish
    I appreciate the feature
    I’m honored, grateful and truly delighted…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Phil Campus
    Phil Campusover 3 years ago

    Great shot!!

  • Good Afternoon Phil
    Nice to meet you
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Great capture of a beautiful animal!

  • Good Afternoon Dot
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Great capture Larry, looks a mighty big animal.

  • Good Afternoon Gary
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Great capture and a lovely image !!

  • Good Afternoon Mattie
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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