A Mother's Day Parade 2022

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Buffalo-Cow-Calf
Hi Friends.  A little info on the images: The Buffalo Mothers are very protective and keep their calves close to them for weeks, which makes getting close to the moms and calves a bit difficult. We also do not like to apply any kind of pressure during calving season, so respectfully keep our distance. Over the past month, I've been able to get a little closer with each outing. Lastly, choosing photos of Buffalo Calves is a little like choosing photos of your grandchildren - it's hard to delete any! I hope you enjoy these photos of the prairie's newest arrivals, along with their sweet moms!
Two Bison CalvesBison-Cow-Calf
Buffalo Cow & Calf
Bison Cow & Calf
Bison Maternity Ward
Bison Parade
Bison Calf Yearling Bison Calves
When I'm out photographing, the yearlings (pictured above) that hover close to the "maternity ward" become curious of me and often run toward me to investigate. The yearlings will nurse until the new calf is born and then the mother usually kicks the yearling off if it tries to continue to nurse. The mom's teach their new calves to graze after a few days, as illustrated in the photo below.  
Bison Calf Grazing
Bison Calf Nursing
Buffalo Calf
Buffalo Calves Running
Bison Maternity Ward
Bison Cow & Calf Bison CalfHappy Mother's Day moms!

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  • Posted on by Jeannette Sieland

    As I looked at the beautiful photos you took of the Buffalo moms & babies. It is hard to look at those cute babies & know the babies grow up to look like mom.
    I want to wish each & every mom, both human & animal, a very Happy Mother’s Day. Many more of them for all as well.

  • Posted on by Chris and Kim

    Absolutely beautiful photos Jill! Thank you for sharing them. Happy Mother’s Day to you and Jilian!

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