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on Oct 31, 2008 in Wildlife Photography

BC Day5 PM – flying Bighorn

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So after our Lamar Valley tour, final class meeting and portrait, we headed back to see if the bighorns were active. It was doubtful with the cold temps and skies, but had to check. We found the rams but they were way up the mountain and just munching away. So when we turned around and started back up the road, coming down the road was a ewe group. We stopped to watch as they proceeded past us and down to the river.

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I’ve never seen sheep get their feet wet, rather, they do what comes naturally which is jump across the water. That’s what you’re seeing here. This ewe and yearling jumped over to drink and eat and then jumped back again to go up the mountain. It was just another example of the great week of photography we enjoyed.

Photos captured by D3, 200-400VR on Lexar UDMA digital film

note: all 200-400VR posts this week were taken hand held.