Happy Red Dog

A very young bison calf enjoys a run.

Bison Calf, Yellowstone National Park

This bison calf looks like it is smiling as it runs off some pent-up energy.  Bison are the first of the ungulates to give birth in Yellowstone.  Bison management in Yellowstone is difficult and controversial.  Some of them migrate north out of the park in winter looking for forage. That puts ts them in the crosshairs of the State of Montana which feels the brucellosis some of them carry will infect livestock.  The most common management solution is to shoot them.

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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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3 Responses to Happy Red Dog

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  2. Pat Ulrich says:

    Awesome shot — this really does convey a sense of fun as it runs around!

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