Peace and quiet.
Peace and quiet.
Dear readers, we return to the National Bison Range in Montana where the antelope also make their home. Above you see the head of the herd, striking fellow isn’t he?
Below you see the entire herd. The title of this post refers to the fact that I have yet to see an antelope move faster than a casual stroll. No loping, none. Lots of loafing around and resting is probably good for these four footed animals, but I think they need a new name.
I promised you another animal and here it is! We had barely started our drive around the National Bison Range when out of nowhere came a bear. We made our first turn and there were two cars stopped in the road. Three people were out of their cars taking pictures.
I of course took a picture too, which has been cropped, so it looks like we were closer than we actually were. In my case, my son taught me long ago that you don’t get out of your car. Animals can move VERY quietly and VERY quickly.
This bear was right in front of everyone, but behind those standing in the road was a hill with lots of brush in front of it. You never know when an animal is going to come up from behind you and that could be the last picture you ever take.
We drove through the National Bison Range in Montana a few months ago and every twist and turn of the road revealed something beautiful. There were Buffalo scattered here and there, and there was another surprise which you’ll get to see in my next post!
I thought you might like a closer look at this amazing creature.
I was looking out the window into the woods, contemplating my latest strategy for outsmarting the chipmunks that steal the birdseed, when what should I see?
The fox trotted along in no particular hurry and that gave me enough time to grab my camera. Remember I said I grabbed my camera, not that I took things slowly enough for the pictures to be in focus when I took them.
I like this shot because the shape of the tail is exactly what you see in images or drawings of the perfect roundness at the top.
I continually marvel at the wonders of the woods.