by Rick Kearns
40 Below by Rick Kearns was photo of the day on Monday, 7th April 2008. It is tagged Bison, Snow, Weather, Wildlife, Yellowstone. You can leave a comment below.
Makes me feel cold just looking – must be a hard life during winter – even the trees seem to be struggling
I am wondering how the photographer survived the 40 degrees below temperature! Some people will do anything for a good shot!!
I see a lot of bison here just outside of Edmonton,Alberta, Canada. I have never seen one out in -40 degree weather! They all hide when the weather gets that cold around here in the winter. I have yet to get an incredible shot such as this with the bison here. Good Job!
Katherine Lee Strassburg
The cold blue light makes my nose hairs freeze! This evokes the epitome of a perfect winter day.
Dear Me!!……. I come from a country where it never snows…… 40 degrees below zero is absolutely unimaginable for me!!…. must’ve been hard work taking this shot!!
I really like the half fallen tree trunk. It forms a very elegant diagonal.
Amazing; they must be very tough animals.
There was something on TV in South Africa last night about Bison at Yellow Stone!
Amazing creatures and a lovely image..
so eerie great shot. it almost instills stillness.
A photo that requires few words, it tells its own story of endurance and survival. An essential Earthshot.
This picture could have been taken yesterday or 150 years ago in the days of the old west. Great job.
Well done! I agree about the half fallen tree…gives some more dimension to the image, lets your eye follow it down to the bison. Beautiful.
What an amazing image.!
Wonderful glimpse into a natural world we rarely see! I love it!
This is such a awesome shot! well done!
This is freaking AWESOME! GREAT catch, great subject, great weather, great natural placement, great title, just great everything with this one!
Fantastic effort! You conquered a bit of adversity while getting a great picture.
nice shot rick .
i can,t think how cold is there cuz i live in such place that never snow & the lowest tempature is above 10 c .
my kids are 18 and 22 .they never seen snow in life
This is a wonderful shot. The cold was really worth it. The bison puts a wonderful subject into the shot! Great job, Rick!
Pieter -sAner- van der Horst
Wow, spectaculair shot! How did your camera gear survive? Where you in a car?
To all who left comments regarding my photo 40 below, THANKS!
I was a great deal warmer than the bison that day. My wife and I were taking a snow coach tour from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful, and the coach was heated. Although I will go the extra mile in weather to get a good photo, -40 degrees is way beyond that limit. When I saw this big bull, the mist and the raw sky, I had to get the driver to stop while I got out and took several shots. I have to say the bison was a great subject, as he didn’t budge until I was finished shooting, confirming that he was alive. Thanks again for the kind comments.
Awesome! You must have been freezing!
Thanks for the info, certainly explains a lot, lovely capture.
That is so cold. How can they stay outside in that. Must be the fur on them.
It must be very tough to photograph at this temperature. Thanks for sharing.
still think this is a cool shot.
This is a great shot and you can feel the cold, like to visit here someday.
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