POTD: Face to Face

Face to Face
Yellowstone National Park
2017

I was walking down a trail in Yellowstone looking off to the side admiring a big field of brightly colored flowers and generally not paying a lot of attention to anything else when I glanced in front of me to see this big fellow standing in the trail ahead of me. I was a bit too close for safety, especially considering he appeared to be taking a more than passing interest in me for some reason. I shot this image (with my telephoto) after backing off a ways and sitting on a rock. I waited for him to wander off, which he didn’t do, so I walked a wide detour through the marshy meadow. Wet shoes from boggy ground is better than a good goring any day.