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Photography has always been a passion of mine.  I have loved taking pictures since I was a kid and had my first camera.  I started with film like almost all middle age to older photographers and have come full circle today as I continue to shoot both digital and medium format film.  Today I spend almost all of my free time away from home traveling the United States and Europe.  

I started as a wedding photographer (and sports photographer) but have transformed over time to dedicate my time to landscape photography.  I still occasionally do weddings for special clients, typically destination weddings, but 98% of my time today is spent traveling and photographing.  My main complaint is not having enough hours in the day to dedicate to editing and social media.  After my most recent Europe trip (36 days straight) I have over 2,000 pictures still hiding in my computer somewhere.  This trip is roughly outlined on my blog but with many more posts to come.  I have also spent several weeks exploring Iceland which is the newest hottest destination for photographers and those checking off their bucket list.  If you want more information on Iceland, contact me and I would be happy to share my experiences. 

Beyond my travels, I run a photography business in California - featuring my photography that is printed, framed, and displayed in galleries. My work has been internationally published and awarded and I pride myself on bringing landscape photography the way I see it to my clients. I am a 100% self taught photographer who travels the world seeking out the best photography locations and share my tips and travel reviews on my blog. 

6 Examples of Winter Bison Pictures

Photography Tips / Articles

Photography tips and articles helping photographers learn techniques for better pictures are plentiful on the web.  What makes this blog different is my photography tips are free and available.  I work to maintain one goal: to help photographers of all levels.  Wedding photographers should browse my tips for better portraits and contact me for individualized help as I have photographed multiple weddings including destination weddings, always seeking methods to make sure the bride is always happy. 

6 Examples of Winter Bison Pictures

Jared Lawson

Yellowstone in the winter is one of the most inspiring winter landscapes I have ever encountered.  Aside from Greenland, Yellowstone is my favorite location to travel for pictures if you are looking for amazing winter photos.  This compilation of winter photos highlights my winter bison pictures in Yellowstone National Park.  Capturing photos of wildlife in the park require patience, a bit of adventure and the willingness to ride snowmobiles in the cold.  All photos were taken by myself, Jared Lawson Photography.  

Bison Winter Profile, Yellowstone National Park.  Photo Credit: Jared Lawson Photography

Bison Winter Profile, Yellowstone National Park.  Photo Credit: Jared Lawson Photography

This bison profile is my favorite of the winter bison collection.  This guy was extremely photogenic - he didn't seem bothered by me trekking through the snow in the distance.  If you go out to photograph bison be sure to keep your distance - even in the snow they will keep a close eye on you...they are much bigger in person than you may expect.  

Bison Stare, Yellowstone National Park.  Photo Credit: Jared Lawson Photography

Bison Stare, Yellowstone National Park.  Photo Credit: Jared Lawson Photography

As earlier stated - be careful when photographing bison, even during the winter months.  The bison do move slower in winter, conserving energy.  However, as you try and move in for a photo they will definitely keep an eye on you.  I brought along several telephoto lenses to be sure to capture the bison in their element and disturb them as little as possible.  This photo shows the bison stare as this big male knew exactly where I was at all times.  

Alone, Yellowstone National Park. Photo Credit: Jared Lawson Photography

Alone, Yellowstone National Park. Photo Credit: Jared Lawson Photography

My favorite part of the picture above is the bison grazing through the snow while the natural steam billows in the background.  I am fond of black and white images during the winter because this scene felt as such in the real moment.  Surrounded by snow, Yellowstone National Park can be a lot to take in - I loved photographing this lonely bison...and the best part of winter photography in Yellowstone is the minimal amount of other tourists or photographers you will be around. 

In the Trees, Yellowstone National Park.  Photo Credit: Jared Lawson Photography

In the Trees, Yellowstone National Park.  Photo Credit: Jared Lawson Photography

This photo may not be the best of this compilation, but it is one of my favorites because of the story behind the photo.  This bison is one of the older males in the park - alone and a great distance from any other bison, in fact we didn't see any for miles after him.  While it is difficult to tell in this photo, he was by far the largest bison we encountered during our days exploring the park.  After waiting for an extended amount of time, this bison finally cleared the trees but refused to cooperate giving me a great shot of his face.  I loved the composition of the trees in this photo, dusted with fresh snow.  

Taking a Break, Yellowstone National Park.  Photo Credit: Jared Lawson Photography

Taking a Break, Yellowstone National Park.  Photo Credit: Jared Lawson Photography

My goal for this winter photography trip was to capture the bison in their natural environment.  This photo is one of my favorites - catching this lonely bison taking a break from the daily routine as the snow fell around him.  This bison highlights the wildlife in Yellowstone National Park - I love the contrast of this natural picture, showing the life of a bison during winter in Yellowstone.  

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