Bison in Winter | Buffalo with Snow

Bison or Buffalo Wall Art Pictures in Snow and Ice

In this Winter Buffalo Photography Print Gallery you can purchase some of the best winter Bison fine art limited edition photo prints available. Many of the beautiful and dramatic ice and snow covered Bison photos you see here are from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park but there are images here from South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and other areas. The photos you see here have been collected by Jess after hundreds if not thousands of winter days in the Western United State and represent the finest prints available.

As you scroll down below the photos you will see the various presentation available to display one of these unique photos in your Home or Business.

Buffalo or Bison? What is in a name?

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, buffalo and bison are distinct animals. Old World “true” buffalo (Cape buffalo and water buffalo) are native to Africa and Asia. Bison are found in North America and Europe.

Both bison and buffalo are in the bovidae family, but the two are not closely related.

How did the names get so mixed up? Historians believe that early European explorers are to blame, though the details are a bit murky. According to the National Park Service, it’s possible it stemmed from the French word boeuf, meaning beef. Others posit that bison hides resembled buff coats commonly worn by military men at the time, inspiring the name. Whatever the case, the misnomer stuck.