Horns in Wyoming

A few years ago we stayed in Jackson Hole on our way to Yellowstone National Park. In Jackson town centre is the George Washington Memorial Park which has four archways built entirely out of elk antlers. There are approximately 2,000 antlers to each arch.

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On our travels through Yellowstone we saw many bison, the largest land mammal in North America. The males can weigh anything up to 2,000 pounds and females about 1,000 pounds. They can run up to 35 miles an hour, so it’s best not to have a race with one, as they can quickly pivot and suddenly be turning to face you.

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These bison are pure descendants of the vast herds which once roamed the grasslands of the United States and the largest bison population is to be found in Yellowstone, where they have lived continuously since prehistoric times.

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For the sake of safety, these photos were taken through the open car window.

Happy Sunday everyone.

You can also join in Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge, the topic of which is ‘Horns’.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Alone

I haven’t done one of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges in a while, but when I saw this one, I thought I might be able to find a few pics for it, and I was right.

Here’s one of my favourites, taken at SeaWorld in San Diego. Nap time for this adorable baby Polar Bear. For now, he’s just so cuddly, but can you imagine that one day he will weigh well over 350 kgs?

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This pic reminds me of Leonard Cohen’s classic song “Bird on the wire.”

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Shamu, the amazing six ton Orca is probably singing, “Wow, look at me now!” as he does his solo act for the adoring SeaWorld crowds.

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Another very formidable creature, is the Bison or American Buffalo, seen in Yellowstone National Park. These animals can weigh anything from 318 to 1,000 kg, so you really don’t want to get too close.

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A little smaller, and a far less deadly opponent, is this cute seagull, spotted in Cornwall England. I wonder which “little dickie bird”  he is, Peter or Paul?

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This Red Cardinal, is making the most of his time alone with the bird feeder here in Florida.

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This Red-Eyed Tree Frog in Costa Rica, looks very comfy as he naps on a cool green leaf, oblivious to all the tourists snapping his pic.

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To see more “Alone” entries, just visit Cee’s blog, by clicking on the link below.

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