Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekly Photography Challenge: 'T' - The Tiny Ones...

It's that time of year in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota...it's birthing season.  For this weekly photography challenge we chose to focus on the tiny ones.  Well, in this instance, the tiny ones are only tiny because they are compared to their 3/4 to full ton mothers! 

Custer State Park Black Hills SD Buffalo Bison Calves by Dakota Visions Photography LLC www.dakotavisions.com

The gestation period for an American Bison is roughly 9 months or 270-285 days.

Custer State Park Black Hills SD Buffalo Bison Calves by Dakota Visions Photography LLC www.dakotavisions.com

The average bison cow will produce a litter of one.

Custer State Park Black Hills SD Buffalo Bison Calves by Dakota Visions Photography LLC www.dakotavisions.com

The bison cow will leave the heard for one to two hours to have her calf, and then rejoin the herd.  The calf will be suckled by its mother for one year.  The calf will remain with the mother until roughly the age of three.

Custer State Park Black Hills SD Buffalo Bison Calves by Dakota Visions Photography LLC www.dakotavisions.com

We hope you enjoyed the photographs of the tiny ones roaming Custer State Park.  Keep an eye out for more photographs of the antelope and deer during this exciting birthing season!  If you have any 'T' photographs to share for our weekly challenge, just put the link to your photograph in the comment box below. Join us next week's photography challenge finding something starting with the letter 'U'.

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