Fun Friday: Got Milk?




When visiting the Badlands NP in summer, I always enjoy finding the Bighorn Sheep, particularly the young lambs. At this time of the year, the ewes are trying to wean the lambs from nursing … but the youngs ones find it is easier to nurse than graze! When the ewes won’t allow nursing, the lambs […]

Posted in 2016, Blog, Fun Friday post, Mammals, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Nature’s Buttheads




Today’s post features photos I traveled to Waterton Canyon to capture … bighorn sheep rams in the annual rut. This was my third straight year traveling to the canyon to capture the headbutting of the bighorn rams, as they establish dominance among the herd. I’ve got to say that I wasn’t 100% successful … the […]

Posted in 2015, Blog, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Bighorn Rams of Waterton Canyon




Today’s post features some of the many Bighorn Sheep ram images I captured during my recent trip to Waterton Canyon, Colorado:     At one point, one of the older rams (not one of the largest in this herd) attempts to mate with a ewe that was not yet ready to mate:   In another […]

Posted in 2015, Blog, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
2 Comments

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 […]

Posted in 2015, Blog, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Badland Bighorn Sheep, Part 2




This Part 2 of the Badland Bighorn Sheep post includes some images captured in the Badlands NP, on my way home. Here are a few of my favorite images of these wonderful mammals that roam the rocky slopes and jagged peaks of the Badlands: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100-400mm, […]

Posted in 2015, Blog, Mammals, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Badland Bighorn Sheep




Ok, vacation time is over … well, not exactly a vacation … more on that later. During a recent road trip to South Dakota and Wyoming, I captured some images of Bighorn sheep ewes and lambs (a few young rams were seen among the groups) in the Badlands NP of South Dakota. I stopped for […]

Posted in 2015, Blog, Mammals, National Park, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Bighorn Sheep Rut – Post #4




Today’s post wraps up the 4-part posts of Bighorn Sheep in the rut in Waterton Canyon, Colorado. I’m sure I’ll be posting some more rut images, but these past 4 posts were captured during a single sitting while the sheep were in rut. If you missed the earlier rut posts, you can find them at […]

Posted in 2014, Blog, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Bighorn Sheep Rut – Post #3




This post is the third of four that includes the behaviors and actions that I captured in the Bighorn Sheep rut in Waterton Canyon, Colorado, recently. If you missed the first two posts, here are the links: Post #1 (“Let the Games Begin!”) Post #2 (“Safe Sex” …) In this third post, the action really […]

Posted in 2014, Blog, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Safe Sex …




… certainly doesn’t apply to the Bighorn Sheep rut! On Thursday, I posted on the behavior of the Bighorn Sheep rut. I featured some images of the bighorn rams chasing a ewe. I suspect the ewe was nearly “in season” for mating and the rams were trying to rush her into mating (if you missed […]

Posted in 2014, Blog, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Fun Friday: No Egg on My Face … Just Snow!




This Bighorn ewe had a bit of snow on her face after eating some snow. The Platte River, which lies just a few feet behind her, was frozen, so her and the other sheep would eat snow for moisture intake. And when not eating snow, they would forage in the snowy areas for grasses. Photographic […]

Posted in 2014, Blog, Fun Friday post, Mammals, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
2 Comments