Delayed Bison Evolution Captured Grand Teton National Park is about a moment frozen in time. This applies to the bison, the mountains, and the surrounding vegetation. We are witnessing delayed bison evolution, captured on camera. Had this picture been shot 100,000 years ago, it likely would have looked very similar. Nothing has changed. Evolution has been delayed or stopped. The color of the bison and the great peaks of the Grand Teton National Park before which they roam, represent life and hope. As we close our eyes, and remember the impressive image of the Grand Teton National Park Bison standing in front of the majestic peaks, we cannot help but realize that we are gazing back into the past, not to last month or last year, but a hundred thousand years back.
While this scene was shot in 2013 at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, bison fossil records show that these impressive, massive and beautiful animals have roamed free in North America as far back as 500,000 years ago. Bison became nearly extinct in the 19th century, due to commercial hunting and disease, but their numbers have more recently made a resurgence in national parks and reserves. Bison can jump 6 feet, and run up to 40 miles per hour.
This scene was shot in 2013 in the Grand Teton National Park, a United States National park located in Wyoming. The 310,000 acres of the Grand Teton National Park includes the Teton Range, in which Jackson Hole is located. The Grand Teton National Park is home to more than 1,000 species of plants, dozens of species of mammals, 300 species of birds, and more than a dozen fish species, and several species of reptiles and amphibians. Many of the species present today in the Grand Teton National Park have been there since prehistoric times.
The Grand Teton National Park contains the Teton range, which is the youngest mountain range in the Rocky Mountains, beginning formation 6-9 million years ago. There are ten mountain peaks over 12,000 feet above sea level, with the Grand Teton peak the highest, at 13,775 feet.
Artist NameAnatoli KraskoYear2013Portfolio NameGrand Teton
National ParkArt FormPhotographySize24
(inches) H x 32 (inches) W StyleFine ArtGenreAnimalsMediaMixedPrice $1,000.00Keywordsdelayed bison evolution
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Teton National Park