Here are a few images I was able to capture during our great buffalo hunt. These were all at Custer State Park in Montana just days before they, the park service, were to hold their annual round-up that weekend. We were told it is a sight to behold and experience. They corral the entire herd, innocuclate them for diseases and treat them for what they may have, one of which is a pink-eye which we did see a calf suffering from. Nasty. So this is all well and good. The herd is thinned out to what the park can support for the winter which is around 1000 animals. The rest are auctioned off to ranchers and others who are establsihing their own private herds. This is good too but to a point. Some end up being buffalo burgers. Not good.
There was a very bad lighting issue when taking these pictures. The sun was behind them. I had my camera spot-setting the exposure on the animal itself so as to not have a dark featureless mass. Nevertheless, a large percentage of my shots ended up in the rubbish bin. All had this washed out over exposed background.
I wonder what I would have done if I were a well experienced National Geographic photogragher?
Probably arrived there early morning and then come back again late afternoon.