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Bison

By vonny  
Hi everyone ,This was taken a couple of months ago debated about uploading it so decided what the hell here it goes -).
The European bison is the heaviest land animal in europe.A typical Winsent is about 2.9m long,1.8-1.9m tall and 300 to 920kg,it is shorter and less massive than the American bison and has shorter hair on the head ,neck and forequarters.The species are now endangered ,but wildlife parks and zoos have saved them from extinction and some have been reintroduced to the wild in eastern europe.
Exposure:1/250
iso:100

Tags: Bison Endangered Winsent Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: taggart, GeorgeRusky, Blenkinsopp and 11 more


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Darrenwooly 14 40 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2006 7:07PM
brilliant, cool shot.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
29 Aug 2006 7:11PM
He looks huge-- Well doen image, protraying his massive neck and the short curly hair you mentioned! WOW!
GeorgeRusky 14 1 4
29 Aug 2006 7:31PM
Vonny, nice photo, especially loved your start of a description!
Thank you for your comments.
George
Blenkinsopp 14 320 4 England
29 Aug 2006 7:31PM
hope you had a long lens for this - I wouldn't fancy getting too close !
Billies 15 7 Ireland
29 Aug 2006 7:52PM
Clix. He looks a big cuddly pet!
Bill
Pogs 14 13 England
29 Aug 2006 8:07PM
Magnificent animal. Look at the size of his head! Great image.
vonny 14
29 Aug 2006 8:18PM
Thanks everyone,
Jennn he was HUGE the bulls are much bigger than the cows
Skye He was very close to me luckly there was an electric fence and a wooden barrier between us -)
Bill They do have that look about don't they not that i'd try it 0)
yvonneSmile
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2006 8:23PM
He/She does look cuddly Yvonne! Great capture and description.

Mark.
oppo 14 6 2 Scotland
29 Aug 2006 8:43PM
Thanks for the information Yvonne. This is a very good capture. Nice vibrant colours.

phil
vonny 14
29 Aug 2006 9:53PM
Thanks Mark and Phil i got most of the info from wikipedia and the fota wildlife park web site the park where this guy is .
yvonneSmile
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2006 11:17PM
brilliant shot with lots of interesting info.. love it
bunSmile)
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2160 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2006 2:53PM
You captured the texture of the coat perfectly. I would have liked to see the eye a bit more. I really like the close-up and the horn coming straight at me.
AlanBW 14 20 England
31 Aug 2006 3:36PM
Well-detailed capture
Rock 18 10 2 England
31 Aug 2006 7:58PM
Yvonne,
This is good.
Are they gentle like cows?
Rock
vonny 14
31 Aug 2006 8:51PM
Thanks everyone Pamela went back to try for some more shots of him but they to far away ,their enclosure is quite large but i will definately try again
Rock i'm not sure but i dont think i'd get to close to find out lol
yvonneSmile
Ricky34 14 13
31 Aug 2006 11:17PM
flippin eck , wouldnt want that running towards me .. nice pic yvonne Smile

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