Saturday, October 3, 2009

Some Yellowstone Critters..Camera Critters #78

Yellowstone National Park has a lot of critters. Just about anywhere you look you can see some kind of animal. I read that in 1902 the Yellowstone buffalo herd was down to just 23. Now the Yellowstone Buffalo herd has grown to 4000 or more.















 They are amazing to see and when I first saw them I thought of what it would have been like back in the 1800's when there were millions of the free ranging buffalo. Wow, can you imagine seeing that many buffalo.
The first time I drove into Yellowstone and was caught in the middle of a buffalo jam, I thought it was cool.









 The buffalo would walk in the middle of the road and cause a huge traffic jam. It felt safe in the car even though some came close they were snorting and sometimes I thought they made a growling noise. We were in multiple buffalo jams sometimes it was just one Buffalo and sometimes there were larger groups of buffalos in the road. The scenery is wonderful, not like being in a traffic jam on the beltway that's for sure. I didn't mind at all sitting in the car and soaking it all in besides I was on vacation..no worries and no hurries.








Maybe another time I will show the Bear jams and the moose jams. I just love the animals of Yellowstone.
There is a buffalo farm near my house and everytime I ride past this farm I think of the Yellowstone Buffalo. I loved seeing them free in the park.

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24 comments:

  1. From your pictures, I think yellow stone is a beautiful place to visit. Hopefully, our future generations has the same opportunity like us to enjoy such beautiful gifts of nature and wildlife.

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  2. Hello sweet friend,
    Wonderful post today, wow buffalo!Very interesting post and also your pictures are perfect!
    Mommy said that loves buffalo's cheese!yummy!
    Happy camera critters
    purrs and love
    Luna ( We love Luna )

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  3. I have been watching the pbs series on the National Parks and hope to get to see Buffalo like you. Nice photos.

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  4. Beautiful series.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Our nature is beautiful :)
    Fantastic shots,
    thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Thanks for sharing these critters!

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  7. Some day we will visit Yellowston! Great shots of the buffalo. We had a few buffalo in a small zoo in my hometown. Loced to visit them!

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  8. It's reassuring to know that the buffalo still roam somewhere. Wonderful critter photos ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,
    Small Reflections

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  9. Eileen: Those are beautiful captures of a majestic animal.

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  10. Great shot's Eileen, thanks for sharing :)

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  11. I would like to see these Buffalo things, but maybe not too close!

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  12. I've only seen Buffalo when we went to Columbus zoo a few years back, and yeah they are beautiful!!!
    Camera Critters

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  13. I haven't been to Yellowstone in years but I would love to go back. It's such a fascinating and beautiful place. The bison are both so unlikely and powerful-looking creatures aren't they. We saw a couple bison when my family went there around 1980, but it looks like their numbers have gone up since then!

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  14. A buffalo jam! Now that's something different. Great shots.

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  15. wonderful captured of lots of yellowstone buffalo, i love their babies too, looks so cute. (",)

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  16. thank you for the wonderful tour o the park!

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  17. I think it would be cool to watch everything stop so they could cross the road at their leisure. Great shots!

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  18. Wow, that is interesting. They look quite big.

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  19. That's such an amazing recovery and heart warming news. So many of our incredible animals seem to be dissappearing from the wild.

    Awesome creatures and wonderful shots!

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  20. Our zoo just opened a Yellowstone based exhibit. No buffalo though, not enough space, just wolves, grizzlies, elk and some birds and fish. Not that I'm complaining though, the gray wolf is one of my favorite animals and I'm thrilled we have them.

    Calico Contemplations

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  21. They are amazing creatures! Great pictures :)

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  22. We were in similar buffalo jams and a bear jam when we visited Yellowstone last year. I just loved seeing both types of animals because we don't have large native mammals in New Zealand. Thanks for the visual reminder of our wonderful holiday.

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  23. How extraordinary it must be to experience a buffalo jam! The calves are so pretty.

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  24. I love Bison! especially babies!

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