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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Camera Critters #1 Home on the Range

If you would like to join in on the fun, go over to Misty's Blog and join.

For my first post I am using the Bison,Or Buffalo, which ever you prefer to call them.This was taken at the National Bison Range in Montana on our way to Glacier National Park.



The National Bison Range was established with the first Congressional appropriations ever made for the purchase of lands for a national wildlife refuge. The original herd of bison, released in 1909, was purchased with private money from the American Bison Society; the herd was then donated to the Range. The National Bison Range helped bring the bison back from the edge of extinction. Today, 350 to 500 bison call the Range home.

40 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

camera critters...another cool idea! soon there will be a theme for every day of the week!
great post today!
Wiley Willows Photoblog

Gattina said...

How nice ! I have once seen some bisons when we travelled through Montana, they are quite impressive beasts !

Sanni said...

Lovely shot - thanks for sharing... and th story behind it!

Dick said...

Hi Lilli

I like your picture, it feels like going back in time, I think I join "Camera Critters" this time, by coincidence I have a nice picture to join

Kerri said...

Oh, this is wonderful! Neat shots!!

lv2scpbk said...

Good photo's of those huge animals.

dot said...

Nice shots of the bison! There is something about brown grass that calls to me. I love the first photo of all the bison. Looks like you got fairly close to them.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic Critters...
I enjoy reading the information about these beauties very much..

Tom

Sandy M said...

That would be an awesome site. I've never seen bison in person, just on tv. Great shots.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It has been so long since I have seen Bison. I saw them about 10 years ago in the Okanagan game Farm before that was taken out of operation in Penticton so this is neat seeing these photos... very nice post!!

Sonny said...

Wow this is very impressive. I've seen Bisons in the zoo once, but I'm sure you can't compare this to wildlife ones.
Thanks for sharing.

My CC is up, too. Please hop over if you like to.

Hugs,
&hearts Sonny

Donna said...

We past a ranch with a Bunch of buffalo roaming around in the field yesterday...close to Johnson City here in Texas. Beautiful animals. Love your shots!! Have fun!!hughugs

Me & my puppies said...

Great shots, thanks for sharing with us.

Misty Dawn said...

These are such majestic creatures in my opinion. They surely make a big presence. When I was growing up, there was a farm in one of the adjoining towns, which had some buffalo... I was always so excited to see them when we drove by the farm. I must admit though, I would be quite nervous seeing them this close. My uncle raised them in Tennessee for awhile, and he told me they can be very dangerous (like the sign says).

Thank you SO much for joining Camera-Critters. This is absolutely a perfect post for CC! I can't wait to see more of your critter photos each week!

Gretchen said...

What a magnificent creature! We have elk in our area, another huge creature. :)

Looking forward to more visits to your blog.

DeeMom said...

OH Lilli those animals are so Beautiful

i beati said...

when I see them roaming free like this I always think histroy fro the reason they've been around so long- so sturdy so magnificent

Picturing of Life said...

wow...you took the photos very well.

Mine in here Thanks

Katney said...

They are pretty impressive animals. You wouldn't want to get between one and where he wants to go.

Skittles said...

We were at Yellowstone a few years ago and left via Montana. The next year we visited Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. It's such beautiful country out there! I'll be posting some buffalo pictures in coming weeks. :)

Andrea said...

I would be scared to get close to one of these. Looks like they could be dangerous. I do not like pain so I would stay far away.

david mcmahon said...

Magnificent reminder of history. Thank you.

Salty said...

These are the most massive Critters I have seen today.

Your first shot is totally awesome!

Through Thick and Thin said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Those bison are amazing. Very beautiful critters.

Tammy said...

Very nice picture!

SwordMama said...

That is good to know that they are protected! Beautiful pictures of them. :-)

fishing guy said...

Lilli: What wonderful photos of an all American animal.

starnitesky said...

They are magnificent creatures!

Kostas said...

Marvellous photographs from big bison!
Very good and informative post!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great shots, I like the information plaque too!

Anna said...

It really is something to see a whole group of them, isn't it? We went to Rapid City, SD about a year and a half ago, and drove through Custer State Park to see the wildlife. I had never seen buffalo like this before.

Mike said...

Bison are pretty neat animals. We've seen them in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. We've also seen them in Yellowstone. Good post for this weeks meme.

Heart of Rachel said...

I've never seen a real Bison before and I think they are such majestic animals. Thank you for sharing these wonderful shots and sharing the interesting information about them.

Thanks for visiting my other blog.

Jenni said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a nice comment. Love the Bison shot.

andrée said...

what a wonderful animal and fantastic photos. the bison is surely a national animal. it is so symbolic on so many levels.

Stine said...

Beautiful animals! We have a population over here as well, but I've never seen them...

Blue said...

What a fine first choice!
I've been fortunate enough to see buffalo in the flesh in Canada - very impressive beasts.
Have also been to Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump, where the idians use to drive the animals over the cliff. The interpretive centre there was fascinating.

Shionge said...

Very nice are they hostile towards people who come close to them? How exciting!!

cocabixinhos said...

Wow! great animals.

Ashrunner said...

Bison are cool critters. There's a ranch near Smith Rock raising some, and the farm I grew up on in Illinois is a Buffalo Ranch now.

But the best ones I have seen were those in Yellowstone. Can't wait for the day I can return there.