In the afternoon of the day we visited Grand Prismatic Spring, we decided to lounge around and refuel a bit. Joey and I heard from some nearby campers that a small herd of Bison was nearby. Joey, who’s main goal in the trip was to photograph Bison, and had already gotten to the day before, was determined to continue photographing the beasts.
There were a small number of bison this time, compared to the day before, when there were nearly twenty bison. The five or six bison were across the river grazing in the pasture. This was a good chance to make photos of bison in their habitat, rather than the close-ups we got before.
Here’s the problem, okay? Mid-day light really sucks for wildlife photography. The day before, we had golden hour light and into blue hour, diffusing the light enough to get soft contrast. Mid-day light? Absolutely not. The light is harsh, it’s hot, the shadows are blown-out black, even a polarizer won’t help unless you’re pointing your camera the correct direction.
This image would have made it if I was able to make it hours later in golden hour.