Wisenten in the Kraanvlak between Overveen and Zandvoort, 14 February, 2021

A rare chance, the wisents are near the fence of the Wisentuitkijkpunt.

We got ver lucky, they are just 10-20 m from the fence but I get seconds thought as the herd was disturbed by around 10 spectators standing at the fence.

During the stampede, one of the younger animals was pushed on the ice, an ugly scene. It could have broken a leg.

Restless due to the snow and lack of food. Note the white snouts covered by snow. Picture at about 15:45 h when they crossed the gravel road (Click on picture to enlarge).

Wisent migration between 12:00 h and 16:30 h.

Selfie, crossing the trail. Safely benind the fence and a proper distance, > 50 m.

Crossing the road slowly.

Young bull.

Bison cow with GPS tracker in the bush at the lake. No water, all frozen.

Hiding in the bush near the lake.

Hiding in the bush near the lake.

Hiding in the bush near the lake.

Hiding in the bush near the lake.

Pushed on the ice during the stampede along the lake, too many spectators along the fence.

Stampede.

Stampede.