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!

Bighorn Sheep lamb nursing

Bighorn Sheep lamb nursing

When the ewes won’t allow nursing, the lambs will often resort to other antics, in this case, nuzzling up to mom first:

Bighorn Sheep lamb nuzzling against mom

But that typically doesn’t work, either!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “ON”
  • ISO 640
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/200 sec.



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