Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pronghorn Buck - Yellowstone National Park


I have been taking photos of pronghorns in Yellowstone for over 20 years. The bucks have been getting larger horns the past few years. I suspect it is because the wolves have reduced the number of elk in the park, who have overgrazed the vegetation for many years. With the grazing getting better, the pronghorns are healthier. This buck has just smelled something interesting and is curling his lip.

1 comment:

  1. Really gorgeous shot! Its a dream of mine to get a chance to photograph pronghorn this close. There was a really interesting article in the March issue of National Geographic about wolves in Yellowstone, and it mentioned the beneficial connection between pronghorn and the reduction in the elk population due to wolves.

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