18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
White Bison

White bison are considered sacred or spiritual by many Native Americans and the legend of the White Buffalo Calf Woman has been passed down through many generations. However, they are a rare sight and white bison are estimated to occur in only 1 in 10 million births.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Near Fairplay, Colorado, United States of America
Copyright: © Joanna Patterson-Cross