Bison bull basks in the warming sun following a Colorado snowstorm

Bison bull basks in the warming sun following a Colorado snowstorm

A bison bull works to push aside fresh snow so it can graze on the Colorado plains. (© Tony’s Takes)
A bison bull works to push aside fresh snow so it can graze on the Colorado plains. (© Tony’s Takes)

That sun had to feel really good after the cold and snow the past 36 hours had brought to the plains. Certainly, these guys are built to withstand the harsh, winter weather but you know it isn’t easy.

Just the day before I had photographed this same guy lying down, caked in snow, waiting for the storm to end. Sunday, with it finally over, he was up and about, pushing aside the snow to get to the grass underneath.

The landscape was absolutely gorgeous in its new blanket of white that stretched from the plains to the Rocky Mountains 20 miles away. Taken at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver, Colorado.

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