Proud. Strong. Resilient. Determined. There a lot of words to describe animals as they head into winter. If I was going to be outside all winter, I'd choose to be a bison. They seem to have the best coats!
Turns out getting a full head shoot of a bison is quite a challenge. They are usually head down, eating grasses. When they aren't, they don't like to walk towards anything related to humans such as a car. And on the rate occasion that does happen, they are often covered in plant matter or mud or the lighting is weird. Plus they have very wide set eyes, so making sure they don't look cross eyed adds to the long check list. But when it all comes together, it's a great moment of an impressive animal.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge