Though the bison rut was long since past, boys will be boys and the young bull continue to but heads and play fight with each other year round. I found these two bulls jousting with each other in deep snow in Yellowstone this winter and the symmetry of the two heads coming together was something I just couldn’t pass up.
It took some time of sitting in the snow waiting for everything to line up just right, but when it did the results were exactly as I have visualized.
Bison are a true holdover from the last ice age. I was deep in the interior of the park when I found these boys at roughly 8,000 feet in elevation. At this elevation, they are the only large mammal that can survive here in the winter like this. All the rest migrate down to lower valleys or leave the park entirely for places with less snow.
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