Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Day 72:North Dakota Animals

“Odd things animals. All dogs look up at you. All cats look down at you. Only a pig looks at you as an equal.”

Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) British prime minister

And these buffalo, I don't think they like us much. . . They're scary looking, but as I approached them, they took off running, so I think I actually scared them!


They just stand around in this freezing cold water.



I used my 18-135 mm lens for these shots, definitely not my Macro. (although, I probably could use it, since it IS a 105 mm lens and it's not like I wanted to get nose-to-nose to these guys.


This one seemed particularly intent on watching me. Look at that frozen beard! Be assured, these are NOT my pets, and no, they are not our transportation to work in ND!



17 comments:

Stacy said...

Wow! Great shots. I love the frozen beard.

Jeanne said...

Cool photos! Okay, so these aren't in your backyard or anything, right? Where do you have to go to find these not so intelligent creatures that stand in freezing water and walk around with frozen beards?

I'd have been sorta worried if I had that guy looking at me.

Your topics for your photos are just fascinating~

Tracie said...

Oh, I love buffalo! Awesome shot of the one looking straight at you.

melissapalomo said...

I LOVE the first and second. They are just great. Such neat animals.

Becky said...

Something else we don't have around here. I love seeing the animals people around the country have. They're so furry, that cold water probably feels refreshing.

Jason said...

Great shots!!! isn't it funny how people give us a hard time about living in these northern states... Come on buffalo are to slow to ride to work and no we don't think the movie Fargo is funny lol.... TFS

Toni said...

Have you ever been on pioneer woman blog? These would look great with the pp she showed on her horses... tfs. toni

Jen said...

WOW! Buffalo are cool! I can't wait to go out west and photograph them!

Reds said...

They do look scary! Love that last shot!!

Val said...

You are a brave woman. The only thing I'd use to take photos of those things with is my 70-300... at 300. hehe

pat said...

The last shot with the frozen beard is great! You really get a sense of the cold weather.

pakosta said...

wow cooL! that one where he is watching you is wow crazy!!!
tara

Gypsy Girl said...

The buffalo are so cool. Are they at a farm/ranch nearby. Nice shots of them. Holy Schmoly they look cold.

Christine said...

Awesome. :)

Sharon said...

But I bet you didn't have to go far to see one. I have to visit the zoo! ;)

Bobbi said...

I wouldn't even know where to see a buffalo in person-these live near you? Great shots!

Debbi said...

HA! Love the second one with him looking right at you! Seriously, though, people will probably think we do have these roaming in our backyards! :)