Today’s post comes from my recent trip to the Badlands National Park (South Dakota). I was hoping to see some Bighorn Sheep rams, but I wasn’t sure if it was too early for them in the “lower country”. The rams live as a group of rams, away from the ewes and lambs … that is, until the rut nears. At that time, they travel out of the high country, in search of love.
Here are a few of my favorite images I captured on my first encounter with them:
It’s so interesting how these guys can stand and travel on a nearly vertical surface:
Below the above ram, a small group of rams were busy grazing:
Coming up … a little action from one of the rams.
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 body
- Canon 100-400mm IS lens
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 200
- Aperture f/5 to f/8
- Shutter 1/500 sec. to 1/1600 sec.