Bighorn Sheep Herd #1

Today’s post is the first of the Waterton Canyon Bighorn Sheep. On my first hike into the canyon, this was the first herd I came upon. There was a single, rather large ram, along with several juvenile rams, lots of ewes and even some first-year lambs. They were busy grazing along the snowy slope of the canyon:

Bighorn Sheep herd

Bighorn Sheep hered

There were approximately 25-30 sheep in this herd. After photographing for a few minutes, I headed further into the canyon, where I ran upon more sheep, and even more behaviors. I’ll post more on this activity later. Right now, it’s time to get my gear together for another wonderful day in the canyon!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC (shot at 330mm to 560mm)
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/1000 sec.




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