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Bighorns Battling in Red Rock Country

A.M. Ruttle

Jackson Hole, United States

Artist's Description

The rut is on… well matched bighorn rams that are suspended in air about to clobber each other. The jolting “crack” of their horns / heads / massive bodies meeting reverberates off the sounding rock, and you can almost feel the explosion of power in your bones. The battle starts with circling, stiff-legged forward kicking (often aimed at private parts), locking a horn over the back of the other, more circling and kicking, then they back off a bit and gather momentum for this ramming charge. There are bighorns in other parts of the intermountain west, but these on the high mesa east of Zion National Park are in such stunning country. Canon 7D, ISO400, f13, 1/640, 400mm (100-400mm L), tripod, near Springdale, Utah, USA. Views 773 and Favorites 26 as of 18 June 2012, thanks for stopping by!
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- AMERICA’s National Parks and WILDLIFE Habitat, February 2012
- LET ANIMALS STAY FREE, January 2011
- 300+ Go Long!, December 2011
- Antlers, Racks, and Other Horned Animals, December 2011
- Even-toed Ungulates, December 2011
- Americas, Rural, Urban, Wild and Free, December 2011
- The Virtual Museum, December 2011
- Beautiful, December 2011
- Absolute Clarity, December 2011

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