As the virulent pandemic that has crippled our society for over a year recedes and the country and the world begin to open up again, our thoughts turn back to traveling. With the summer season now upon us, potential destinations include our 63 fabulous National Parks. If you want to get a little off the well beaten path to overcrowded places like Yosemite and experience something a little different, try Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
Photographing bison in Yellowstone National Park is on many photographers’ bucket lists. These magnificent mammals are certainly photogenic, but learning a bit of their history, and the role they play in the ecosystem gives us a deeper understanding of both bison—or buffalo as they are known to many people, and their environment, as well as imbuing our photos with additional layers of meaning.