Whenever one of my mom’s friends comes to town, Yellowstone is the must-see destination for them since we live only a 5-hour car trip away from the iconic place. Her friends would often ask, “Will we see bison there?”
Mom would scoff, “if you’re lucky,” and this is because she’s been there multiple times and haven’t seen bison as close up as I have. I was caught in bison traffic when I visited the park in 2017 as I was trying to get out of the park before nightfall when a herd of bison began walking alongside my rental car. It was a scary and thrilling moment but I was frozen in place, too scared to grab my camera which was next to me.
I visited the park again in 2021 and was lucky this time. No bison walked beside me nor anywhere near me and on day 2 of the trip, I was presented a surprise. Herds of bison lying there in the open and it was a perfect photo-op for me. I took picture after picture until everyone else got bored, got back into the car, and shouted, “let’s go.”