Extreme Close Up of an American Bison

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American Bison EyeAmerican Bison Eye – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 500, -1.3 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC,  natural light

In January of this year a Bison bull on Antelope Island was so close to the road in front of me that I decided to focus on his head and eyes. I didn’t have time to take off my teleconverter and I only had a landscape lens on my back up camera so I figured why not just focus on his eye.

Looking at this bull’s eye made me think of how long bison have been roaming the planet and how we almost pushed them to extinction. I am so very glad they didn’t become extinct.

This bison image also reminds me that we need to keep on speaking up for those who can not speak for themselves.

There are times in bird and wildlife photography I find I simply have to go with the flow and that some times the results are very pleasing to me.

Life is good.



  1. Humming Bird Lover March 19, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Hi! Like that song says! I got my eye on you! I bet it was thinking ? You again? Love the photo! Have a great day!

  2. Jane Chesebrough March 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Whoah…they have a way of looking at you…that is daunting even with a long lens. I love this shot.Now I really want to go to Elk Island today.

  3. Elephant's Child March 19, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    What a privilege to see.
    Awe and wonder.

  4. Mary McAvoy March 19, 2015 at 11:20 am


  5. Samantha Biobabbler March 19, 2015 at 11:16 am


  6. Patty Chadwick March 19, 2015 at 8:05 am


  7. Carroll Tarvin March 19, 2015 at 8:02 am

    You have a good eye for wonders to behold.

  8. Nancy Collins March 19, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Cool shot Mia!

  9. Liz Cormack March 19, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Wonderful shot.

  10. Bob Bushell March 19, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Pretty eye.

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