don’t like birds on their bum!
Some fight with their friends,
while others prefer their sulfur-bath time!
They are cute enough,
to want to bring home,
although they need their prairie to roam.
Cheers to you from Yellowstone’s baby buffalos~
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Aren’t they wonderful!
They are! There are so many wonderful and magnificent creatures on this planet — and then God added people! 😆
eeeeks is right! What was he thinking????? 😉 😉
Such wooly adorable animals. No wonder it’s called Yellowstone, the yellow is emphasised by the contrasting blue mountains. Cindy, you do a marvellous job introducing us to so many new animals and places!
Well thank you for such a thoughtful comment! I have some photos I will post of the actual yellowstones too~
You know, it is 5 am here.. and I am looking at this pics and I suddenly remembered.. to my utter horror.. there was this all-nighter with younger boys where they drank and drank, and I caught up with them just to show them I still am with them etc.. and then.. here is what I remembered.. one of them offered me a colt.. and I said, wow, that is exactly what I promised my daughter on her tenth birthday.. (which is five years away)… and he said, whoa, then take one.. four black one white.. any one.. I said give me any black one…
And now I am horrorstruck.. what?? a horse? a pony? my wife is going to kill me.. not the least because no one has seen one in this region since forever… and horror, this guy from the north is getting me one soon.. and I am sure my wife is just going to use me and the colt for the glue factory.. Talk about drunken promises.. I don’t know how to take care of a horse/pony.. absolutely no idea.. and this is not going to be some fairy tale story for sure..
and then I came here.. saw the caption.. they look cute.. huh??? ok.. as long as they remain in the pics.. 😀
Ok, long irrelevant comment.. but your pics are to blame 😀 haha They may be cute enough, but I don’t want any of those here.. though I keep asking you for all those animals in your pics.. (Ok, I admit.. the grizzly was far-fetched.. but hey.. a teeny one would be no problem).. I just hope you don’t surprise me one day with a gift of some honey-eater 😀
Big babies…cute post. Cheers!
Cheers back to you!
Cute critters! My dad told me he used to service radio towers on the plains in Kansas when he was young. He said he was in great shape because the buffalo would chase him from tower to tower.
Eeeeeeks! That would be scary!
I love the bison. It’s only been in the past couple of years that I learned the story of the Goodnights, and their work on the bison’s behalf. Now, some descendents of that herd roam the panhandle. I hope they’re as cute as the ones you show here!
Was Goodnight the man who gave bison from his Texas herd to Yellowstone to restore the herd? I know they got down to a n of 20 buffalo before new ones were introduced.
Yes – in 1902 or so some Goodnight animals were given to Yellowstone. I think there were 23. A different sort of descendent of the Goodnights, Veryl, is an accomplished sculptor and Western artist. She lives in Colorado — you can read more about her here.
Fascinating, thanks for the link, will check it out!
Awww they are cute! And they look so comfortably cozy in their fuzzy wool! See these photos makes me want to spend more time frolicking and playing too… so miss my childhood! 🙂 ~Lynn
Yes, those idyllic childhood days. You get to revisit them a bit when you retire so keep the faith Lynn! 😉
Tɦօsɛ aʀɛ sօʍɛ ɮɨɢ, ɖɨɖ I saʏ.., ɮɨɢ ɮaɮɨɛs. Yɛs tɦɛʏ aʀɛ ċʊtɛ.☺
B. I. G! buffalo babies!!! 😉
Tɦaռҡ ʏօʊ ʄօʀ sɦaʀɨռɢ! Bʟɛssɨռɢs aռɖ քɛaċɛ!😊
Visa versa 2 U! <3
“They are cute enough, to want to bring home,”—-Haha, I’ll leave the pet buffaloes to you. I’ll be content to look at them from afar. 😉
They would grow up and become quite LARGE, but there is room for large critters at The Holler. I don’t think the bulls would like it much though, and it would present additional challenges on my daily constitutional walking regime……but heck, Buffalo at The Holler? Bring ’em on!
I love your enthusiasm!
Nice photos Cindy.
Look at those eyes! And those furry neck! May prairie be theirs to roam:-)
Aren’t they incredible and so playful!
I don’t like birds on my bum, either…..glad to see you are continuing to enjoy!
You have had birds on your bum???? I don’t think I’m jealous! 😉 😉
Ahh the buffalos have such sweet faces! Massive beauties! Hugz my friend, Lisa and Bear
They are pretty adorable aren’t they!
So cuddly 🙂 Great shots, Cindy.
Thanks Jane, they were a lot of fun to photograph!
Great, Cindy! Photos and writing are both perfect! Best!!! 🙂
Awww, you’re the best! Thanks~
Always great to see your posts and to hear from you! A big smile! 🙂
Delightfully cute baby buffalos! ∠( ᐛ 」∠)＿
Cute little fluffers aren’t they!
Yup…( ᐛ )و
Truly amazing and wonderful! You are talking my language here!
I love ’em too!
Oh, I love buffalos! We see some when we visit Medicine Park, Oklahoma. Hugs, N 🙂 <3
They are fabulous to watch aren’t they and so protective of the young~
Aww, they really are cute enough to want to bring home. Just as well I only have a pocket handkerchief garden instead of a paddock or I might be tempted.
Laughing, you could start a New Zealand buffalo herd in your garden! I can’t imagine what your neighbors would say????
I can, and it wouldn’t be polite!
Yep. I can hear it now.
They are so amazing Cindy 🙂
I am so glad you think so too! <3
Cindy, I just love buffalos. thank you for sharing these beautiful images. Hugs! Veraiconica
Hugs back to you and wonderful to hear from you!
i just listened/watched your Pacabels Canon. Magnificent. Thank you so much for posting! I have sent it on……
Impressive and cute fellows – very well captured… 🙂
Thanks much and glad you enjoyed!
very nice! 🙂
You have really captured the playful character of these big babies Cindy.
I love that, big babies! Just what they are~
These images of nature are very attractive, especially for those who live in cities or in countries far away from these wonderful scenarios. A warm greeting and a hug!
Yes, I so enjoy this glimpse of life in other places in your blog too Maria. Thank you!
I particularly like the one looking straight into the camera. He/she is probably thinking “Oh look, standing on two legs, how cute”. 🙂
They are ridiculously cute aren’t they and they grow up into incredible hulks! Be well Graham~
Der mit dem Wolf tanzt 🙂
Ja, und wir sahen die Wolfe schwimmen uber den Yellowstone River! Wolves fehlten Yellowstone seit vielen Jahren, aber jetzt gibt es mehr als 100.
das ist sehr schön wenn man die Tiere in der Natur sehen kann und noch dazu Wölfe schwimmen 🙂 war bestimmt ein tolles Erlebnis.Sieht man auch selten.Darüber freue ich mich zu hören das etwas getan wird für die Wölfe das es in der Zukunft mehr davon gibt.
Ja, ich wuchs mit den Wolfen heulen in der Nacht. Ich bin sehr glucklich, sie wieder zu sehen. Danke, dass du mein Freund und haben eine gute Woche. Ich werde in Deutschland bald wieder! 🙂 😉
Powerful picts – as always – and I love the magpie getting a free ride, haha! 🙂
And a free lunch!!! He eats bugs off the bison. 😉
Those are pretty big babies! So cute though. Thanks for sharing these with us Cindy.
Yes, and they only going to get BIGGER!! 😉
Oh Cindy, thank you. When I lived in Jackson, I used to go on photo safari and rarely did I catch up with these beauties! THANK you for the reminder of what was home…
Oh you must miss it terribly. I saw two of the red newborns. The herd protected them so intensely, I couldn’t get a decent shot of them. They are probably born too late and may not make it through the winter. Such noble and iconic creatures! <3
Such magnificent creatures and well photographed by you, Cindy. 🙂
Awwww, thank you kindly~
They are not only cute but at the same time strong and powerful. How could the two combined?
Wonderful aren’t they! Well they reach full size, they are massive creatures. When they walk towards you, it captures your full attention!!
Beautiful pictures. Reminds me about this dream I once had, of lots of buffalos. In my dream they where white though 🙂
White buffalo have a lot of spiritual significance in Native American culture. If I were you, I would google what dreaming about a herd of them signifies. If you find out, let me know. I would be interested.
Will do and thanks for the tip 🙂
It is tons of articles out there on white buffalo, but mostly related to one, not a herd, especially to the prophecy of white buffalo calf woman and dream interpretations of buffalos in general. During my googling I came across a video of a Chief talking about this prophecy and then I found a picture of him in the feathered headdress. He’s the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, And this is were it gets kind of weird..a week ago I was on a fullmoon meditation with drums. During this meditation a native american was guiding me around pointing to different things in nature, flowers, rivers, mountain and so on. But before he guided me, I saw this featherdressed native american for a little while and he looked pretty much like this guy in the photo, right down to the same color on the shirt and headdress… How creepy or cool is that!! I never would have seen this if you had not adviced me to google my dream 🙂
Regal animals and great photos…Glad you clarified that the white was salt – I was thinking early snow for a moment there!!
Yes, it does look like snow in the photos, but it is sulphur from the geysers and I am sure it is an effective delouser!
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So thoughtful of you, and much appreciated too! Thank you~
How cute. I would love that warm fur right about now.
I was puzzled by some of the bulls who were still shedding their winter coats. They better hurry up before winter hits!
I think nature is a bit confused. I was out cutting back the plants to prepare for winter and I have new plants coming up.
Sulfur bath time? Doesn’t sound like much fun… But I’m not a buffalo I guess
Laughing, no decidedly not. The sulphur delouses them I imagine, so it must be relieving.
The magpie may be a friend. 🙂 He is probably picking off bugs. Fun photos Cindy. –Curt
Yes, he definitely is doing just that. Others birds do this too with the buffalo, and of course we both saw a lot of this in Africa.
I have always been fascinated by symbiotic relations in nature. Birds on buffalo, cattle, etc. is one of the most obvious, and to me, most amusing. –Curt
Oh goodness – Baby buffalo are so cute! 😀
They are like baby bears, adorable!!!
Your photos really have that AAWW factor! I feel grateful that buffaloes have made a comeback and are no longer facing extinction (due to human avarice).
Yes! Humans seem to have a hard time learning from their mistakes. The Yellowstone herd was down to twenty animals at one point. It is remarkable they are not extinct. The wolves are back too. Over a hundred in Yellowstone.
Cindy, what can I say? These pictures are so real and gorgeous! how far away are you when you take these pictures? They are so adorable and majestic! Truly an amazing thing to be able to witness!
So happy you see them as I do! I stayed about 25 yards away from them. There has been an uptick in gorings this year from tourists who get too close to them. I took a photo of a family getting out of their car, walking over to the herd and taking a selfie in patting distance of the bull. Crazy behavior. I think they didn’t know. The park needs to print warnings in multiple languages.
wow! My girls were scrolling through all of your pictures and so amazed at the colors on the zebras, the details with the bears, everything!! so amazing! so sad about the gorings!
I love it when children follow my blog because I speak kid! Say hello to them for me and tell them thank you! <3
What a lovely happy baby! The older ones seem very moody 🙂
They are starting to develop that formidable, “don’t mess with me,” big buffalo look! 😉
What darling creatures! Love their fur and horns — they almost look like stuffed toys!!
They do, don’t they! 🙂
Gorgeous! Love their furry faces 🙂
Big little cuties aren’t they! Be well you two~
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Great pictures of ‘Tatanka’ – I loved seeing them when I went through Yellowstone Park a few years ago.
So happy you had a chance to experience them directly and thank you for your kindness my friend! <3
Gorgeous shots! They are adorable animals. So, I’d love to bounce one on my knee! How small are these babies?
Hmmmmm, a little large for knee bouncing I’m afraid. An adult bull can weigh up to 2,600 pounds. The little babies probably vary from 100- 250 pounds, but I am guessing. The newborns are red, completely beyond adorable, and they you could cuddle, but mama and papa would be sure not to like it, and as I mentioned, they are kinda too large to voluntarily irritate!
That head shot in the last photo is fantastic, Cindy.
Thanks, he is starting to look ready for a Wyomming winter isn’t he!
So cute, and yet so scary!
Just give them space and they are as docile as, well, any wild animal, hence giving them space is pretty critical! 😉
What glorious captures Cindy – what magnificent creatures. Although I’m half expecting Daniel Boon to come riding out at any moment, lol! 🙂
Boy, if Daniel Boone came riding out I would have the ultimate photo op! I would have to convince him to let me go to his cabin for the real deal photos though, and I suspect Jim would be reluctant!!
Lol, EVERYONE can trust Daniel Boone… kinda, sorta!
Except for raccoons! (Remember his hat…..)
They are beautiful! Even baby buffalo are cute!
They really are magnificent creatures!
I see where the buffalo roam, but there aren’t any deer or antelope playing there…, must be a private buffalo spa !!! I’ve always thought they were magnificent beasts…, and to think, millions of them roamed the plains, until civilization came. Happy Sunday, Cuz. 🙂
I’ve got the antelope and the deer covered cuz, but I do think you’re right. Yellowstone is one big buffalo spa!
Love yellowstone! Such a magical place. Hope to make it back there again some day.
It does keep calling one back!
Love their fuzzy brown heads! They look like mischievous kids. 😉
I think that is just what they are!
So adorable but I don’t think will fit in your luggage. 🙂
TSA might even find them, unlike the toad that I accidentally brought from Africa to Paris!
What?!! Is that in a post? I would love to read about it.
Cool ad so very cute. I would love to have one but my apt manager owl not like one roaming n the parking lot.
Spoil sport apartment manager!
So great to see that they haven’t been hunted into extinction.
They came so close to it!
Hi Cindy, thanks for browsing through my blog now and then, for your likes and now for following it. A bit courious though, do you really understand Swedish or do you use google translation? If so, that must give you quite a few laughs. 🙂
Yes, I use translate. Your blog gets automatically translated for me by wordpress and it seems much better than google translate.
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Big is beautiful and these baby buffalos are no exception caught on camera by Cindy Knoke , stunning photography as always.
Big, beautiful, bouncing, buffalo, babies!
More funtastic adventures from the western prairies! Thanks Cindy. 🙂
It is always high adventure in the wild old west!
Interesante reportaje Cindy. Los búfalos son imponentes. Al ver a estos animales, tan americanos, me traslado a las películas de “indios y vaqueros” de mi infancia.
Si que son simbolos iconicos del, oeste salvaje salvaje! Saludos mi amiga~
I want one!
Me? At least 2, maybe 3!!
I wouldn’t like birds landing on me either! Or flies!
I actually would love birds landing on me, but not on my bum. I’m picky that way! 😉
Maybe in the Cinderella way? 🙂
What a smart person. Exactly! I was memorized by Cinderella. She was the St. Francis of Disney cartoon characters.
Stunning close-ups. They look too hot in those coats. 😀 😀
They are getting ready to survive a Wyomming winter. I used to ski here. I remember -50 degrees!
Silly me. Guess they’ll be warm enough during winter. 😀 😀
There are little red ones that were born too late and may not make it through winter, the bigger calves should be okay though.
It’s great they made a comeback and can still roam.
Beautiful images, beautiful creatures and one of my favorite places in all the world.
Beautiful plant-eaters. Adorable post!
Thank you! I love the grazers too!
They are such beautiful animals!! Thanks for sharing!!
Thank you more for appreciating them!
Cindy: I don’t think we’ll ever come to your blog and not feel overwhelmed, by your gift. What unbelievable pictures. We felt as though we could reach out and touch these furry buffalo. Luv the one pic of the buffalo on his back; to freaking adorable. and the last pic…stunning!!! What an artist you are!!! Sharing these pics now.
Awwww, you are such kind and generous blogging friends. I was pretty suprised with the sulphur baths, all these buffalos with their hooves in the air! So cute. Very pleased you enjoyed and cheers my friends~
Do they really bounce, or were you employing a figure of speech? 🙂
Very nice photographs (as usual).
I was using a figure of speech. There is an old saying, “She gave birth to a bouncing baby boy,” who knows what the derivation of this saying is, but I just applied to the buffalo. It really makes no sense at all either way!
They are so cute and they look furriendly, but I wouldn’t dare to get on their back like that bird does 😀 Amazing pictures again, dear Cindy and what a beautiful environment. Pawkisses for a wonderful day 🙂 <3
Yes, I think there is a definite reason we never see anyone riding a buffalo! 😉
Liebe Cindy du hast aber auch so wunderschöne Fotos von den Büffeln und man kann ahnen von dem weiten Land tolles Foto hab einen schönen sonnigen Mittwoch und wünsche dir einen glücklichen Tag mit ganz lieben Grüßen Klaus in Freundschaft Klaus
Hallo lieber Klaus! Vielen Dank fur Ihre Freundlichkeit und Jubel, Ihnen mein Freund.
Certainly they are adorable! And you took amazing images of them 🙂
So kind and much appreciated! Cheers to you Indah~
sehr schöne Aufnahmen. Grüsse Ernst
Ich freue mich, Sie sie genossen mein Freund und Jubel fur Sie!
Great photos of our iconic buffalo’s which are kinda cute, Cindy.
I definitely think they are lookers!
Wonderful pictures! I love buffalo and I’ve been thinking of painting one with one of my fairies. You’ve inspired me! 🙂
Yay! I hope you will share it with me!
I will. 🙂
Yellowstone was beautiful, and it offered so much during my visit there a couple years ago…but what absolutely made it a visit were the buffalos. These shots you have are AWESOME ~
You are such a wonderful blogging friend Randall. Be well my friend~
Wow…your pictures are always so fantastic! Gorgeous baby buffalos!! Pressed to reblog later! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you more for such thoughtful appreciation & cheers to you~
I’ve always wondered what they look like close up. Do you know how big is the buffalo herd?
Estimates vary, but Yellowstone’s population is somewhere around 4.200-5000.
That is a balm. I hate the thought that we wiped a species from the earth. We shouldn’t have such power. I still feel bad for the dodo, dumb as it was reputed to be.
Yes, it makes me miserable to think of all the species we have destroyed. Consider the Tasmanian Tiger. Just in the last ten years a bunch of species have become extinct, like the Zanaibar Leopard, the West African Black Rhino, the Javan Tiger, and The Little Blue Macaw. You are right too much power and too little common sense.
Oh golden prairies! I flew into Edmonton in a smaller prop plane on Wednesday and got great shots of the patchwork prairies. The topography is so different from the air. I do prefer
terra-firma to peeking out at the clouds, but there’s privilege in making like a bird now and again. If I was a little bird, I wouldn’t set myself on that buffalo, he probably smells pretty ripe from his beloved sulfur-bath. I might just swing by and wave a wing from up high. 😀 x k
Yes but the clever magpie is eating tasty, yummy, fleas, ticks and lice, off that bouncing baby buffalo butt!
I love baby buffaloes (or bison) – so furry and wild. Glad we have conservation these days. Great shots as always
Yes, we almost lost them which would have been a terrible crime. Very pleased you like them & cheers to you~
I am so glad you didn’t lose them! They are meant to be roaming the prairies and they taste nice too…:)
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So thoughtful and so appreciated! Thank you~
Cindy, I love buffalos, thank you for sharing these nice images. Hugs! Veraiconica
Hugs back to you dear Veraiconica. Hope all is well with you. Be well~
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Cute post, Cindy, and glorious photos, today and always.
So kind of you and most appreciated too!
Wow! They do look cute and rmind me of “Home onn the range”, which I haven’t heard since I was 10 or so. Your posts remind me of the diversity of our world and the need to protect all it’s creatures xx Rowena
Yes, we have such an amazingly beautiful planet and remarkable creatures living on it. I am afraid we are destroying all of it. Thank you for your thoughtful sentiments~
I loveeee buffalos 🙂
Me 3! 😉