Black and white image of a Bison bull as he walked through some fresh snow for Tatanka Tuesday. I happened across this guy on Sunday and he ended up so close, a full body capture was impossible. I took advantage of his proximity by zooming in close and capturing that very cool face.
These massive 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. Native Americans call them Tatanka, a Lakota word that translated means “bull buffalo.”