Bison were very good to me last winter during my Yellowstone visits. There were lots of fun opportunities to capture both wide and tight shots. Many looked good in monochrome, but I liked the splash of color here balanced with the snow spray.
This moment occurred on my first drive through the park during my return in February. I was on my way to our property outside the northeast entrance, which sadly requires me to drive through the park’s northern range, including the Lamar Valley. In the Lamar, a small line of bison was working its way down the steep hill above the road, so I slowed in order to give them space to cross. They picked up speed as gravity took over, and even at only 100mm I ended up with too much lens. But that was fine… as they splashed through the deepest stuff closest to me, I hoped to capture a semi-abstract close-up in this vein. Thankfully, at least one frame came out the way I envisioned.
Canon 100-400mm EF
Max, this Bison snow plow is excellent. The flying snow is great and I like how you’ve emphasized the snow, while making it clear who the pusher is. Hard to feel “bad” about driving the Lamar in winter (except for the danger of slick roads…)