November 21, 2010

Bison, Kansas

Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

The Maxwell Game Preserve near Canton, Kansas, supports a herd of some 200 bison. Tens of millions of bison once rumbled across the Great Plains on a quest for grazing. By the late 1800s nearly all had been slaughtered. Today most of the half million remaining bison are in captivity.

See more photos from the November 2010 story "Great Migrations."

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