2019—Blending In

It is amazing how perfectly some animals can blend in to their surroundings. The color and pattern of their coats often makes it almost impossible to spot even large animals when they are essentially right out in the open. This Pronghorn buck was resting comfortably in a meadow covered with dry grass in front of an outcropping of snow covered rocks on the side of the road a mile or two from the North entrance to Yellowstone National Park. I didn’t notice him at first. We stopped nearby and I got out of the vehicle so I could photograph him in this serene setting. He didn’t move or get up. He just lay perfectly still and stared at us.