Jack Dykinga/Agricultural Research Service/USDA

10 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Beautiful Bison, in All Their Majestic Glory

ICTMN Staff
8/12/14

The bison is beloved for a reason. Many reasons, in fact. They have sustained us. We have ached at their persecution. And we have watched them come back, ever so slowly.

But how long since we simply watched them? This most majestic of animals, symbol of Turtle Island’s indigenous heritage and endurance to many, and potential national mammal of what is today the United States, is, quite simply, beautiful. Beautiful, awe-inspiring, a sight to take one’s breath away and make us contemplate the inventiveness of Mother Earth.

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Here, in celebration of the bison spirit, is a compilation of photos that manage to capture those qualities, to the extent that likenesses are able to do so.

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Photo: Jack Dykinga/Agricultural Research Service/USDA

"Daybreak" (Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

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Returning to Fort Peck (Photo: Ted Wood/World Wildlife Fund for Nature)

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