What an absolutely thrilling encounter this was! The bison at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge are a favorite photo subject of mine. However, they have a lot of land to roam there so it can be hit or miss as to whether or not you even see them.
Yesterday, as a snowstorm wound down, it was a definite hit. The snow and cold had them feeling quite invigorated and extraordinarily active. Among the highlights were five bulls that were having great fun running around chasing each other. These big guys can actually run up to 40mph and they put their athleticism on display.
At one point, they were running on the opposite side of some trees and then turned, coming right at me. All I could do was ‘pray and spray’, furiously snapping pics as they came charging through the snow. It was absolutely thrilling! Perhaps a bit disconcerting as well given their size as they passed only a few feet away. 😉