This entry was posted on February 21, 2014 by seekraz. It was filed under Antelope Island, Photos - Outdoors and was tagged with Antelope Island in Winter, Antelope Island State Park, Antelope Island Utah, Davis County, images made 2-1-2014, photography, The Great Salt Lake, The Great Salt Lake in winter.
Are those wild buffalo, or part of a managed herd? Them things are not exactly safe.
February 21, 2014 at 8:16 am
Um…yes? The buffalo are part of a managed wild herd that roams the island….and yes, I understand that they’re not exactly safe, hence the distance from which I made the photo…although it was very tempting to get closer…and while it would have added a dimension of excitement to the excursion, I didn’t want my son and grandson to see me get trampled…besides, it would have ruined our after-fieldtrip dinner at Brick Oven Pizza…. 🙂
February 21, 2014 at 8:23 am
I should have asked a different way . . . no fence, I gather?
I see buffalo here on occasion, but separated from people who might be tempted chancing getting gored. Thanks for the quick response, and as usual, nice photos.
February 21, 2014 at 8:27 am
Correct, Emilio…no fence, we can foolishly walk right up to them and get ourselves gored if that’s how we want to spend our afternoon. 🙂
And you’re welcome for the quick response….thank you for the nice words about the photos.
February 21, 2014 at 8:34 am
Like the muted colors and the “s” curve in 21. But they’re all fine fotos!
February 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm
Thank you, Gunta. 🙂
February 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm
I wonder if there are antelope there.
February 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm
There are, Allen. They had been wiped out, but were reintroduced in the late 60s. We didn’t see any on this excursion, but did get some photos of them during the first two visits. You can see those images in the earlier posts.
February 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm
Another smashing series Scott!
February 22, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Thank you very much, Adrian.
February 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm
I love the buffalo! 🙂
February 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm
Me, too…and whodathunkit…on an island in the middle of a lake in Utah…. 🙂
February 26, 2014 at 7:29 pm
Wow, buffalo! I have never seen them up close like that. Nice series. I really like the second to last photo with the sagebrush in the foreground and mountains in the distance. Beautiful.
February 24, 2014 at 1:25 am
It’s pretty wild, Erica…I had never seen them “in person,” either, until moving here. Maybe you can stop by the island the next time you’re visiting “home” in Idaho…it’s just down the road a bit. 😉 And that sagebrush does add a bit to the scenery, especially during this bleaker time of year.
February 26, 2014 at 7:31 pm
I’m jealous you have buffalo nearby! Wonderful!
February 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm
I know that I am very fortunate to have them so close, Karen…and yes, wonderful, indeed. 🙂
February 26, 2014 at 7:32 pm
I don’t know Antelope Island … need to do some online searching! I’ve seen Buffalo in Wyoming and on a farm here in Virginia, but this place looks amazing! Great images! Glad you didn’t ruin your after excursion dinner at Brick Oven just for the sake of a photo!
February 28, 2014 at 12:52 am
It’s kinda wild being out there with those massive creatures so close…and no, didn’t ruin dinner for the sake of a photo. Needed to preserve the body so I can get out there again…and make more photos. 🙂
March 3, 2014 at 6:59 am
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