Trigger-happy Yellowstone tourists narrowly escape advances of angry bison

Bison standing on a road
(Image credit: Getty Images)

A group of tourists visiting Yellowstone National Park have been captured on camera narrowly escaping a bison charging at them. The bison was grazing next to the roadside when it started to attract a number of people who were completely unaware the bison was getting agitated. Separated only by a low wooden barrier, many of the tourists were chatting among themselves with their back turns when the bison charged at them - luckily no one was hurt. 

Yellowstone National Park is a paradise for landscape, bird and wildlife photographers with its vast and varied terrain of epic canyons, gushing waterfalls, alpine forests, winding rivers and steaming hot geysers. It’s home to everything from coyotes and cougars to bears, elk deer and of course bison and while many of these animals are the reason people visit the park, it’s best they are enjoyed from a distance.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.