The Lambs of Waterton Canyon

Today’s post includes some images I captured of the young Bighorn Sheep lambs as they meandered and foraged among the canyon walls and trail in Waterton Canyon, Colorado. It’s always fun to watch and photograph the lambs as they scurry about, sometimes chasing one another and sometimes just checking out their environment. Here are my favorite images:

Bighorn Sheep lamb

Bighorn Sheep lamb

Bighorn Sheep lamb

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Bighorn Sheep lamb

For some reason, the number of Bighorn Sheep seemed to be down this year. This may be due to a diminished population in Waterton Canyon, or it simply may be the result of the sheep being divided into smaller groups, with other groups within the canyon. In the group that I photographed, there were only 3 lambs, which is less than I usually see. But no matter the numbers, they are always fun to be around!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Canon EF 100mm-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/6.3 to f/8
  • Shutter 1/250 sec. to 1/640 sec.

 

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Posted in 2015, Blog, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography
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