Curious Bison Calf

Close up portrait photo of a bison calf.

Bison Calf, Yellowstone National Park

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of photographing at Yellowstone.  With each new trip I find new interests.  For example, I’ve never been very interested in photographing bison, but my last two visits have been in the Spring and that has meant baby bison.  I have found bison calves to be about as photogenic a subject as there is.   This little guy became very curious about me and kept moving closer for a better look.  How can you not like a face like this?  Spending time with the herds and watching these little “red dogs” run around and interact with other calves and their mothers has also given me a new interest in the adults.


About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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2 Responses to Curious Bison Calf

  1. Miguel/Speediq99 says:


    Nice capture.

    I completely agree with you on the bison calf. I was there a couple of weeks ago and it was not only great to see and photograph the bison/calf interaction but an excellent opportunity to photograph the herds against a snow-covered background. I enjoyed taking this kind of pictures after filling several 32GB cards with the grizzlies at Blacktail.

    It was very interesting to see time after time one large bison wait on the side of the road for the entire herd to cross and even reach out to those remaining behind to encourage them to cross.


    • jimcoda says:

      Hi Miguel. Thanks for your comment. What you say about a member of a bison herd acting as a “crossing guard” at roads is very interesting. I was not aware of that.

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