By Scott Shephard
We call them "buffalo" here is the US but technically they are actually American bison. Regardless of their name, they are more dangerous than they look. They seem lumbering and placid but I've read that they can run 30 mph. And they do have big heads and sharp horns.
But for me, as I sought to take a photo of a man taking a photo, the most dangerous part was when I got out of my truck and inadvertently startled a rattle snake that was lounging on the side of the road. It was the hissing rattle and the sudden movement of the snake that got my attention. Rattle snakes move fast but I think I moved faster. And who cares about a lumbering bison?
Incidentally, I would have taken a photo of the snake but by the time I had gathered my wits, the snake had crawled under a rock.
Canon 5DIII 1/200s f/3.2 ISO200 200mm