19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bison females and calves nap in the middle of a "buffalo wallow".

Bison families converge on a wallow where they will roll to keep flies off and help to shed old fur. They also don't mind a nap in the middle on occasion. I loved how the bison would instinctively gather around the young for protection and took the shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Mankato, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7
Copyright: © DAVID Ches