If there was one thing we saw a lot of during our time in Yellowstone, it was bison. Even though we saw them everywhere, it didn’t get old. It was especially fun since each run-in was exciting:
- The first bison we spotted were “courting,” if you will 😉
- A HUGE bison popped up out of nowhere about 20 feet away from us.
- We saw baby bison, officially my new favorite thing!
After leaving the Artist Paintpots, we continued south along the Grand Loop Road en route to Old Faithful. It was easy to get lost in the beautiful scenery, but those curving roads can hide dangers around the corner. Dangers like bison jams.
We came around a corner to find this group of bison just strolling along. It was the first bison jam we were in, and we were the front car coming from our direction. We had a moment of wondering what to do. Just so you know, there really isn’t anything you can do. So we just waited them out.
Fun facts: Bison don’t really walk in a straight line. Bison definitely don’t walk fast. And in a bison jam situation, they will walk very close to your car.
As this big boy got closer to the car, I told Jason that he should roll up his window. His response: “How would that help? When it rams the car, I get showered with glass from the rolled up window?”
We were clearly driving through a hotbed of bison activity because shortly after getting through the bison jam, we discovered a hillside covered in them.
The absolute best thing about this bison herd was the sheet number of baby bison (I know they’re called calves, but I like baby bison better 😀 ). They were the cutest things ever!
I was a very giddy girl each time I saw a bison calf. And I got to enjoy this frolicking pair for several minutes thanks to…
You don’t get anywhere quickly when traveling through Yellowstone.