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Stately American bison (Bison bison) graze beneath gold-lined clouds. Establis hed in 1905, the refuge now shelters 625 bison.
January 18, 2009

Grazing Bison, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma

Stately American bison graze beneath gold-lined clouds in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Established in 1905, the refuge now shelters roughly 600 bison. Excess animals are sold live at public auction every October.

(Photo shot on assignment for the National Geographic book The Great Southwest, 1980)

Photograph by George F. Mobley

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