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Frosty Bison

Got home yesterday from a trip to Yellowstone with 7 days of shooting in the park.  Spend 3 days in a snow coach from West Yellowstone and 4 days driving on the northern range from Gardiner.  It’s always a great time to be in Yellowstone in the winter.  The animal activity was slower than normal this year likely due to the lower snow pack in the park but still had some great photo ops with wolves, moose, bison, coyotes, bald eagles and a large herd of big horned sheep. 

Used manual mode while shooting in the snow. Only used my tripod once since it is much easier to use a Black Rapid strap for my 500mm lens when bailing out of the vehicle for some fast-moving action shots.

Found this frosty bison close to the road as he was using his head to push away the snow to get to the grass in -16 deg F temperatures.  Was hoping for colder weather for more frost.

1/640 sec @ F7.1, ISO 2500, manual mode, 700mm, handheld