Today’s post concludes the Bighorn Sheep posts from Colorado’s Waterton Canyon. I have included 3 very different photos in this post … each different, but with beauty in it’s own way.

First, here is a large Bighorn Sheep ram, lying in a patch of snow along Waterton Canyon:

Bighorn Sheep Ram lying in the snow

This next image is a Bighorn Sheep ewe, standing on a very colorful rock … one covered with lichen, and just a touch of fresh snow:

Bighorn Sheep ewe

During one of my recent posts, someone commented on the lichen that they observed on one of the rocks. Lichen is always a welcomed sight to me … lichen covering a rock seems to give the rock a nice dose of character!

And the third image is one I found while walking the canyon. The large, canyon rocks were quite impressive, but this one, with the colorful lines running through it, really grabbed my attention:


Awesome place … with awesome photo opps! Guess I’ll be walking the trails of Waterton Canyon again some day :o)

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld
  • ISO 200 (ram), 500 (ewe), 100 (rock)
  • Aperture f/5.6 (ram), f/9 (ewe and rock)
  • Shutter Speed 1/200 (ram), 1/640 (ewe), 1/320 (rock); Ewe was shot with higher shutter speed since she was moving about



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