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Their coats are much darker now than they are in the summer time. I often see them nearby, but this was my first time seeing them on the beach. They are considered domesticated, but they are free to roam a large area in the Chiniak/Pasagshak area.


Sandy beach called Surfer's Beach near lots of mountains.

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Awesome series Machi,congrats on first place of the 2018 BWPC mammals categorie and thanks for sharing these fantastic photos

triggsturner a month ago

Beautiful images and well deserved 1st place. Congratulations Machi.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro a month ago

Congratulations Machi.

Machi a month ago

Wow thank you all for the nice comments! I am so honored

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a month ago

Congratulations, Machi! Wow!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson a month ago

Bravo, Machi! Congratulations!

Tukup a month ago

Congratulations Machi. Well done!

SukanyaDatta a month ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Wow. Such an epic spotting. Congratulations on your competition win, Machi.

Brian38 a month ago

Congratulations Machi! I never get tired of looking at this series! It's just awesome!

DanielePralong a month ago

Congratulations Masumi, this is the winner of our 2018 Best Wildlife Photo Competition, Mammals category!



shebebusynow a year ago

They sure are a long way from their natural home! Kind of startling to see them in Alaska. Bison are never truly domesticated; they have only been "ranched" for the last few decades. They don't observe fences particularly, and are naturally inclined to roam in order to find food, especially during winter. What do they graze on there I wonder?

Machi a year ago

Thanks Daniele! Yes you are right. However, they pretty much fend for themselves and don't seem to stay in enclosed grazing areas

DanielePralong a year ago

These are spectacular in this setting Machi! Beautiful shots. I guess this is a domesticated herd allowed to roam free?

Machi a year ago

Thanks everyone!

Brian38 a year ago

Wow Machi!

armadeus.4 a year ago

Fabulous spotting Machi! Great shots. Thank you for sharing :)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

What a beautiful place!

Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.44, Long: -152.41

Spotted on Jan 29, 2018
Submitted on Feb 22, 2018

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