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Hayden Valley, the premiere place to see wildlife
A buffalo seemingly stands guard over this field. More likely he is just staring off into space or wondering where the females are.
Resting up from a busy day, these buffalo almost look docile with their eyes closed.
A bull lays resting but alert. Small patched of winter fur can still be seen clinging in ragged patches.
Like a convoy of four legged semi trucks, these buffalo wander slowly up the road, backing up traffic.
The more polite buffalo walk off to the side of the road so that traffic can get through. I know some humans who aren't so considerate. Note the calf sticking close to mother.
The very picturesque and popular Lower Falls of Yellowstone River. This is one of the most photographed attractions (right up there with Old Faithful) of the entire park.
The Lower Falls are at the head of what is called the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. This is a rather grandiose name, for one who has just left the actual Grand Canyon down in Arizona. Still, this canyon fantastic in it's own way. It is much more comprehensible, and dynamic than it's larger more awe inspiring relation in the southwest. Besides, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone has a waterfall
Framed by trees, this is one of my favorite spots to get a photo of the magnificent Lower Falls. 
One of the more wild sections of the Yellowstone River. This section flows between a series of low hills between the upper and lower falls. 
A stairway takes one down and along the raging waters of the Yellowstone River, just above the thunder of the Lower Falls.
A buffalo family portrait.
A herd of buffalo intermingle with automobile traffic as they (the buffalo, that is) cross the road.
I have never before seen buffalo swimming. It is interesting that they swim in the same fashion as they do everything else --- in herds.
This must be the nursery. I note several cows and their calves, but no males, or other females are to be seen. Needless to say, only a fool would approach these protective, horned, thousand pound plus, mothers.
That evening, at the Campfire Talk, we learned about the bears of the park. This was pretty appropriate considering the events of the following day.

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