The concept of this photograph has been on my wish list for many years. A group of male bison charging through heavy; snow, directly towards a camera is certainly a rare sight and it always seemed a bridge too far from almost every perspective.; The question has always been where and how could this epic scene unfold in front of a camera?; Yellowstone National Park was never going to be the answer. This sort of collective behaviour does not tend to happen in; the park and if it did, there would be zero chance of being in the right place at the right time to film it. It is difficult to break; new ground in Yellowstone.; In 2020 an American artist, John Banovich, an exceptional talent and good friend, suggested that I approach Ted Turner to; see if I could gain access to his stunning 180 square mile ranch - Flying D - saddling Yellowstone and neighbouring Big Sky.; This remarkable place is nine times the size of Manhattan and showcases Montana at its most stunning best.; John's wonderful painting of a group of running bison adorns the wall of the main reception of the exclusive Yellowstone Club and; he took his inspiration from spending time at Ted Turner's ranch. I recognised that this was a link worth pursuing. Flatteringly, a few; months after my initial approach, the Turner team agreed to collaborate in the hope that we could raise money for Ted's; conservation initiatives. Ted Turner is one of America's biggest landowners and also one of its most acclaimed conservationists and; he reintroduced both bison and wolves into Flying D, one of his three Montana ranches. In mid-winter, his team of ranchers will; herd some of the 5,000-resident bison into areas where feeding is easier and this controlled activity creates an opportunity to work a; situation. Just like cowboys herding their cattle in Texas, the skill sets of the Turner ranchers in deep snow are a privilege to watch.; The difficulty is that bison in this vast ranch are more skittish of humans on foot than their Yellowstone cousins, who see thousands; of tourists every day. I therefore needed either to be camouflaged or out of sight as they made haste in my direction. Luckily the; Flying D team knew of a group of rocks behind which I would be obscured from the bison's line of sight.; After many a failure, and some adjustments to the approach, one gorgeous winter morning in February, we achieved what we set out; to do. It was a real team effort and I want to thank John Banovich and the whole Turner Corporation team at the Flying D.

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