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    • My first Cake post and I chose one of my favorite subjects. Many of my bison photos are taken at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. A former US Army chemical weapons plant, nature has slowly reclaimed the space. It is now host to an array of wildlife including bison, mule deer, white-tail deer, coyotes, raccoons, eagles, hawks, and more. The bison herd has over 15,000 acres to graze and there is a rumored expansion being discussed. I will continue to post bison pictures in this conversation. I hope you enjoy them.

    • A male at rest. This was taken in the fall as the sun was setting. It was a challenge getting this image as the rest of the herd was surrounding this fellow. I was limited in camera angles as well since people are restricted to where they can go when in the bison area of the refuge,

    • This behavior is called "wallowing"; bison do this to deter biting flies as well as to shed loose coats. They also will wallow during mating season to leave their scent in the area for females as well as to show their strength.

    • It may look like this old guy is trying to hide, but he's actually trying to rub off remnants of his winter coat. He walked within mere feet of me in my car blind as he made his way to the tree, causing an exciting and somewhat intense few moments as I determined if he was headed towards me or not!