Bison Closeup at Antelope Island State Park

I went on a wildlife photography adventure at Antelope Island State Park in Utah and captured an amazing close-up of a Bison. Did you know that Bison are some of the largest land mammals in North America? They can weigh over 2,000 pounds and grow up to 6 feet tall!

Bison Closeup In Utah
Bison Closeup at Antelope Island State Park (Utah)

Bison used to roam all over North America in massive herds, but hunting and habitat destruction caused their numbers to decline dramatically. Now, they can only be found in a few areas, like Antelope Island State Park.

At the park, Bison are free to roam and graze as they please. They are a sight to behold! These creatures have thick, shaggy fur that keeps them warm during the cold winter months. They also have powerful muscles that allow them to run up to 35 miles per hour!

If you ever get the chance to visit Antelope Island State Park, be sure to keep your distance from these majestic creatures. While they may look calm and docile, they can be dangerous if they feel threatened. Remember to always respect wildlife and keep a safe distance!

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


I photographed this Bison from inside my pickup. I had my camera and lens resting on a beanbag draped over the open window.

  • Location: Antelope Island State Park (Utah)
  • Date and Time Taken: June 1, 2022 (09:51 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • ISO: 2500 (Auto)
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

Here is another photo of a Bison I took during this trip: Bison Taking A Dirt Bath