Winter Wonderland - Bison - Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park
This young bison bull strayed from the rest of the herd in search for new grass to graze. The bison do nothing but eat grass buried deep beneath the snow all winter long. They get to the grass by using their massive head and neck muscles back and forth to dig through the snow.
The American bison , also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. Their range once roughly comprised a triangle between the Great Bear Lake in Canada's far northwest, south to the Mexican states of Durango and Nuevo León, and east along the western boundary of the Appalachian Mountains. Because of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century, the bison nearly went extinct and is today.. more