In the National Parks: Where the Buffalo Roam

Yellowstone National Park — Montana, Wyoming, Idaho

Bison in Yellowstone Park

Well not exactly buffalo. The American bison was one of the many things that the Europeans who came to this country misidentified. Today, Yellowstone hosts the largest bison population in America. There are about 4,800 bison in the park, for the most part roaming freely. The majority of them are in the Lamar Valley where these photos were taken.

Herd of American bison

Bison family

Bison in Yellowstone Park

Bison family

More Yellowstone wildlife

Baby elk at Mammoth Hot Springs

This young elk is trying to figure out the signs in Mammoth Hot Springs Village.

Adult elk at Mammoth Hot Springs

While mama keeps a wary eye on me

Yellowstone pronghorn


Yellow-bellied marmots

These yellow-bellied marmots have made a home for themselves under a Yellowstone Park outhouse.

Osprey nest

This osprey nest is in the Yellowstone Canyon area

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in nearby West Yellowstone, Mont., is a non-profit that hosts rescued animals that are no longer capable of living in the wild. Some came from Yellowstone and some from other national parks. Here are some of the center’s inhabitants.

Grizzly bear

Grizzly bear

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10 Responses to In the National Parks: Where the Buffalo Roam

  1. Donna Janke says:

    Great photos. I’d only want to get that close to that grizzly when it is behind wire. I’m sure there is a sad story behind how it wound up at rescued at the Discovery Centr.

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  2. Great pics, that baby elk is the cutest!

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  3. M.B. Henry says:

    What great pictures! Love the eagles

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  4. sportsdiva64 says:

    Beautiful pictures . The state of Montana is on my bucket list

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  5. Kelly MacKay says:

    wow you got some great wildlife shots. I have fond memories of Yellowstone park. Cheers thanks for this post.

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  6. Yellowstone hands down offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in North America. Plus, there’s all that geothermal activity: geysers, hot springs, and mud pots. What a magical place. You managed to capture some great up-close-and-personal shots of the wildlife.

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  7. Beautiful pics! I have not yet been to Yellowstone, but have seen wild, roaming bison at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Long live the National Parks!

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  8. Yellowstone is a great park for wildlife viewing. I was relieved upon starting to read the post that you know to call them bison, haha 😉

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