Saturday, September 21, 2013


This National park is divided into three sections packed with wildlife including bison, feral horses, elk, bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer and mule deer, prairie dogs, and 186 species of birds such as golden eagles, sharp-tailed grouse, and wild turkeys.  Here’s a look at the wildlife at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, one of the few places where the buffalo still roam.

Porcupine perch in a tree at the park.

Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam

A small group of elk on the Ridgeline Nature Trail

Wild horses roaming the park. In 1901, Teddy Roosevelt said, “We get exactly as much in hunting with the camera as in hunting with the rifle; and of the two, the former is the kind of sport which calls, for the higher degree of skill, patience, resolution, and knowledge of the life history of the animal sought.

Prairie-dogs are abundant.  They are shaped like little woodchucks, and are the most noisy and inquisitive animals imaginable. They are never found singly, but always in towns of several hundred inhabitants, and these towns are found in all kinds of places where the country is flat and treeless.

The photographer said of this juvenile bison, “Getting old enough to shave

More feral horses. Watching the wildlife is one of the highlight attractions
of visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

The park maintains a small group of longhorn steers.

Rocky Mountain mule deer.

Humor --

A visitor from The Netherlands was chatting with his American friend and was jokingly explaining about the red, white and blue in the flag of his country. "Our flag symbolizes our taxes," he said. "We get red when we talk about them, white when we get our tax bill, and blue after we pay them."

"That's the same with us," the American said, "only we see stars, too."


  1. Beautiful animals, beautiful photos!

  2. ... and the deer and the antelope play....