Encountering the Rams

I’ve just returned home from my trip to Waterton Canyon to photograph the Bighorn Sheep in the rut. My first encounter with several rams was within minutes of finding the first herd of Bighorn Sheep (Bighorn Sheep Herd #1). There were several large rams along the slope. Here are a couple of images captured that first morning on my hike through Waterton Canyon:

Bighorn Sheep ram in the snowy landscape


The rut was in full-swing this trip and I will be sharing more images of my hikes in Waterton Canyon, including some of the interesting behaviors of the sheep in the rut.

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 435mm to 560mm)
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 250
  • Aperture f/11
  • Shutter 1/500 sec. to 1/640 sec.



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