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Life on the Sea
AM POOR....BUT HAPPY
reddish egret
Roseate spoonbill
flora
brown pelican
OLI
Willet hunting for food
Osprey
Putto with Dolphin
Pileated woodpecker
Lone American Bison
savannah sparrow
Old tabacco barn near Eno River
Bumble bee pollinating lavender
puffin in flight
puffins at Machias Seal Island
arctic terns
Dawn
Atlantic puffin with gaping bill
Winter landscape.
Waiting dog.
Corn seller
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Lone American Bison

What's more American than the American bison and the recovery story of the past two centuries? Wiped out nearly to extinction by Manifest Destiny and the Westward expansion of the United States, the American bison is making a steady recovery. The long bison near the alder trees gives a sensation of singularity as if it is the last bison left -- a reminder of the past actions humans took against the bison and as it walks out of the frame, a look toward a better future.

TAGS: Nps100, Wildlife, Wyoming

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Novato, California, United States of America
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© Samantha Kreling.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
Total Views: 13
Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: July 1, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Focal Length: 256mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Lamar Valley, Wyoming, United States of America