Uprooted Magnolia

Ewes and Lambs

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on August 22, 2012

We worked cattle on the Plains the other day. Every time we make the drive up there our eyes are peeled and our necks are bent looking for sheep on the hillsides. We haven’t seen any in a while but this particular day, we got an up close sighting of two ewes and their lambs.

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Through the windshield we saw a little white butt and I said “what is tha…” , at the same time Patrick was whisperyelling “big horn sheep big horn sheep!”

We waited to see where they were going and then crept up slowly beside them.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Watching them climb the rocky mountainside with such grace and agility is truely magical. It’s like watching synchronized swimming or something.

We stayed for about 3 or 4 minutes for pictures and then we left them alone. They were on a mission and we interrupted them. But how can you not stop and take it all in. They are really beautiful creatures.


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  1. southernfriednewjersey said, on August 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Gorgeous photos! Reminds me of visiting my grandma at her cabin in the Rockies and watching for sheep on the rocks!!!

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  2. Alice said, on August 22, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I “whisperyell” too when I see such magnificent animals. Love the “wee-horned” sheep.

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  3. FeyGirl said, on August 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    How WONDERFUL! And such beautiful captures…

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  4. cravesadventure said, on August 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Great Captures of Local Wildlife – thanks for sharing!

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  5. scrapydo said, on August 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    This is really cool. Thanks for sharing the joyful moments

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  6. Lenore said, on August 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I am glad you stopped and took it all in … and I am glad you went home and shared the pictures with us.

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  7. dis19animalhouse@cox.net said, on August 22, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    No trolls I hope!

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  8. Lynne Otter photographer said, on August 23, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Ciao Leah, great, thanks for sharing.

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