Uprooted Magnolia

Big Horn Sheep

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife by leahyetter on January 26, 2011

One creature out here that I hope to get really close to one day is the big horn sheep.

Patrick spotted these guys on our drive through the canyon.

That’s a young ram(male) at the top and a ewe(female) at the bottom of the image above.

They were staring me down, taunting me to climb up there to them. I do hope to get up close someday.

But they are sheep and are most of the time too high up on the side of a mountain for my taste. I was just fortunate to have them in the sunlight here.

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  1. Nancy said, on January 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I saw a whole gaggle of big horn sheep when I was in Colorado several years ago. A native Montanan was with us and he had NEVER seen them, so you are a lucky duck, Miss Leah! (PS: Sadie says hello.)


  2. ken said, on January 26, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Roger Idenden has been stalking wildlife forever. Maybe he has some hints. Ask him. He needs to be seeing this regardless. ridenden at cox.net


  3. wherewander said, on January 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I enjoy so much your photographs accompanied by a story!


  4. melissakoski said, on January 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    So great they were in the light. I’m jealous of the sunlight and the canyons. It’s good to see light….we’ve had none in Michigan for weeks now.


  5. joyce yorkevich said, on January 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    great to see big horn sheep txs…tc…


  6. annie2709 said, on January 27, 2011 at 1:28 am

    wow, great pics (as usual 😉 ) … i really hope the weather will change here soon so being outside taking pics will not cause frozen fingers all the time – and a lil bit of sunshine would do my pics well, too.
    thanks for sharing,
    regards from germany!


  7. […] 34, my face is glued to (or hanging out of) the window looking for big horn sheep. I’ve seen rams in the wild before, but they are always so far away. But at the Game and Fish, a few of them have a cozy home […]


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