Thursday, October 9, 2008

Skywatch Friday


This scene occured in Custer State Park in June. These buffalo were in the perfect place with a great blue sky and clouds. Custer State Park is one of the best places to photograph buffalo. It has great backgrounds to use and you can get very close to the buffalo while staying in your car.


Here is a closeup of one of the many buffalo.


This picture was taken with a 300mm lens. Many times the buffalo will stand on the road and cause a traffic jam. It is very easy to get within a few feet of them while in your car.

Check out other SkyWatch Friday posts.

23 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have never seen buffalo in the wild before.

Gill in Canada

Tabib said...

Nice blue sky and buffalo - but too small :)
Happy SW Friday!

Harry Makertia said...

Wow, it's a great photo! Are those buffaloes? I thought they're bushes.

Deb said...

Ahh...South Dakota...how beautiful...where are the ranchers?

Ida said...

LOVELY scene.
Beautiful field and sky.
Great capture. :)

Baruch said...

Beautiful picture and great scenery. Would like to see the buffalo up close :)

earthlingorgeous said...

Oh wow! Hello there buffalo! Love the scenery shots! Lively colors and a beautiful day! Mine is about HongKong skies, I hope you visit mine :)

imac said...

Nice macro photos and a nice blue sky, what more can you ask for, great post.

John said...

Great captures!

Texas Travelers said...

Great photo.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

Dewdrop said...

Oh give me a home... Phenomenal view. What an amazing area to watch storms too!

ellen b said...

How cool is that a shot with that beautiful scenery and Buffalo too!! Happy Friday to you...

Baruch said...

Thanks for the close-up pic of the buffalo. Quite different to the South African one but equally impressive.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Fantastic to lok at an Buffalo! Thanks for sharing! It looks so cute. And it's wonderful animal!

You SWF-shot is wonderful too:)

PJ said...

Hey Nutty Birder, thanks for stopping by. Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, I spent a summer as an employee of Custer State Park. I had some very interesting close encounters with some of the buffalo there. I love your photo essay, I think you've captured the spirit of the place extremely well. Also, you might want to check out birchick.com if you don't already know about her. She's terriffic.

Arija said...

nice sighting and good catch for skywatch.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Love the top photo, the sky is so blue....Thanks so much for your comment on my blog..I really appreciate it. cheers.

Anne-Berit said...

Wow,wonderful shots of the buffalos.What a big,strong and great animal.Thanks for visiting!

me ann my camera said...

This is an amazing skywatch and I love the wide open spaces of the area. Great Buffalo shots too! Thank you for your comments and visit to mine as well.

Kelly said...

Beautiful photo of the buffalo roaming under the blue sky! Nice SWF post!

Nova said...

this is certainly amazing... nice photography....

system operator said...

Exellent photos and happy to read the background info. It seems to be checking you out on the photo. Stubborn eyes, so I can see why there are those traffic jams:)

Tootie said...

Great photos, but I can tell you I wouldn't want to get close to that big guy! :-)