Once Upon a Time

© kenn christensen

Once Upon a Time

Uploaded: February 24, 2006


This shot was taken at the Buffalo roundup in Custer State Park South Dakota.. every year they round up the herd and cull out a few to keep the size of the herd down to what the land can hold. They auction off the extras to gain money for the SD parks and wildlife programs.... this was shot with the 500 F4 IS L canon lens from a tripod... the herd was coming at me from about a mile out....


Isabel L February 24, 2006

Wow Kenn! Amazing photograph, the lighting, composition, and action of this is wonderful!! #398171

Judy A. Lawhon February 24, 2006

Awesome, Ken.....I like the dust that the buffalo kicked up...terrific! #2461769

Karen Engelbreth February 24, 2006

Fantastic catch, Kenn! #2461868

Wendy Stevenson February 24, 2006

An eye catching image if there ever was one! One of the absolutel BEST animals images I've seen here!! A winner all the way!!! The flow, composition and artistic quality to this is amazing!!! Love it!! #2461899

Alice Lero February 24, 2006

Oh Wow.....you were in the right place at the right time too. What a wonderful experience! Fantastic Shot! Unreal! #2461979

Bea. Anderson March 02, 2006

A great shot. At least you had time to move out of the way. How times have changed. Great gallery photos. #2489435

March 31, 2007

great job! I loved the feeling it gives of all that coming towards who is looking to it!! #4117602

Robert R. Grove September 01, 2007

Not only a great photo , but the experience of it as well , regards Robert #4733777

Shirley Sicurello level-classic September 30, 2007

Absolutely beautiful capture - love the "curve" in the herd. #4866070

Sarah G December 08, 2007

What an amazing image!

We can be very thankful that they are still on this earth to capture. You are very fortunate to have been able to photograph these majestic animals in such a wonderful way.

I love the flow of the herd, the dust/fog, and the colors in this photo.

I'm glad that this isn't really once upon a time. Thanks for sharing an absolutely great shot. #5182691

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 17, 2007

Outstanding image Kenn, larger than life! #5220327

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