During my recent wildlife photography excursion to Antelope Island State Park in Utah, I had the incredible opportunity to photograph a Bison Taking A Dirt Bath. As I drove around the park, I noticed a large herd of Bison near the road, and several of them were rolling around in the dirt.

Bison Taking A Dirt Bath
Bison Taking A Dirt Bath

It was fascinating to watch as the massive creatures wallowed in the dirt, covering themselves in a layer of dust to protect their skin from biting insects and the scorching sun. I quickly grabbed my camera and placed it on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup, hoping to capture the moment.

Bison are one of the most iconic animals in North America, and Antelope Island State Park is one of the few places where you can observe them up close in their natural habitat. These magnificent animals can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and are known for their massive size and strength.

Watching the Bison roll around in the dirt was an unforgettable experience, and capturing the moment in a photograph was truly a highlight of my trip. As a wildlife photographer, I feel privileged to be able to witness and document the behaviors of these incredible animals in their natural environment.

Gear Used:

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


  • Location: Antelope Island State Park (Utah)
  • Date and Time Taken: June 3, 2022 (07:43 P. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f9
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 800 (Auto)
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

Here are a couple more photos of Bison at Antelope Island State Park: Bison Calf At Antelope Island State Park and Bison Walking The Great Salt Lake Bed