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Spirit Bison

Kind of an odd morning of weather this past Saturday. On the first round around the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver, Colorado, the skies were clear and it was gorgeous. On the second round, a very thick fog had rolled in making for some interesting shots, including this out. The massive bull was only 40 feet away but the fog made it impossible to get any detail out of the pictures thus creating a cool silhouette.

These impressive animals were hunted to the brink of extinction in the 1700s and 1800s with as few as 750 reported by 1890. Their numbers have since rebounded with about 500,000 now living on public and private lands. In May 2016 the Bison became the official mammal of the United States, a fitting and long overdue honor.

Someone suggested the title, “Spirit Bison” for this image and that seems fitting.

A Bison bull is shrouded in fog at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. (© Tony’s Takes)

A Bison bull is shrouded in fog at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. (© Tony’s Takes)

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