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Bison bison


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 2 years ago

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

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago

Congratulations Machi.

Machi 2 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Congratulations, Machi! Wow!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

Bravo, Machi! Congratulations!

Tukup 2 years ago

Congratulations Machi. Well done!

SukanyaDatta 2 years ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago

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

Brian38 2 years ago

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

DanielePralong 2 years ago

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



shebebusynow 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

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

Machi 3 years ago

Thanks everyone!

Brian38 3 years ago

Wow Machi!

armadeus.4 3 years ago

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

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

What a beautiful place!

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Kodiak, Alaska, United States

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

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