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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


In the depth of winter, most bison in Yellowstone migrate toward the geyser basins or head to lower elevations outside the park (often at great risk to their lives) to cope with the extreme temperatures and deep snow. Amazingly, there seem to always be a few incredibly tough bull bison that remain in Hayden Valley and near the frozen Lake Yellowstone - both far from the warmth and clear ground of the thermal basins. These males use their massive heads to move deep snow in search of grasses for nourishment to survive the winter. On an especially blustery and snowy day, this beautiful bison was moving north along the shore of the lake presumably in search of food and shelter.


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Winter Traveler