An American Bison Bull

American Bison BullAmerican Bison Bull – Nikon D300, f7.1, 1/320, ISO 400, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 200mm, natural light

There are some images that I like just because I find them funny and this American Bison bull photo taken on Antelope Island State Park is one of those. I was photographing the bull two days ago when he started to scratch himself with his left hind hoof.

A few captions floated around in my mind as I looked at this image on my monitor such as “Open mouth, insert hoof” and “What did I step in?”. I’m sure you can think of more.

Being outside in nature is healing and it can also bring laughter too. I can’t tell you how many times I have been photographing and laughing at the same time.

Have a wonderful day.



  1. Jane Chesebrough May 4, 2014 at 3:48 am

    I usually get a laugh when the animals are being themselves and trying to scratch an itch.Must plan a field trip myself soon.

  2. François Carrié May 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Mia,

    A friend of mine, Willy, posted your link to me because he knows I love visiting your American West. Actually I’ve been to Antelope Island a few years ago on my way back from Yellowstone, flying from Las Vegas or LA can’t remember. Salt Lake city was on the way and I took the opportunity to spend a great day there. I’m very happy to share your pictures, hope you’ll enjoy mine! Take care,


  3. Elephant's Child May 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I am amazed at his agility. His girth exceeds mine (just) and I would be base over apex in seconds flat if I attempted that move.
    Great image to start my morning on – thank you Mia.

  4. Montanagirl May 3, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Ha! I posted a Bison photo today too, for linking up with Eileen’s Saturday Critters. I took my photo over at Ft. Peck a couple years ago. They are impressive beasts.

  5. Dick Harlow May 3, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Do you know how hard it is to scratch my chin? But, damn this itch is driving me crazy!!

    Great shot Mia, thanks for sharing!!

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