A Bighorn Sheep Ram curls his top lip to take in any scents that might may be lingering.

Bighorn Sheep are a species of sheep in North America named for its large horns. The ram’s horns can weigh up to 14 kg ( 30lbs), while the sheep itself may weigh up to 140 kg (300 lbs).


Taken on Feb 9/11 at 12:14pm in Yellowstone National Park in the Lamar Valley area, US.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens
Tripod, Manfrotto, including RC2498 Ball head
Taken at 1/640’s at f/10, – 2/3 Ev, at 180mm, iso 250, man white bal.
No cropping.


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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 1 year ago

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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 1 year ago

    27 February 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 1 year ago

    WAs it you he was smelling in the air? A terrific shot Sandy.

  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    Excellent work Sandy

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 1 year ago

    outstanding pic sandy !

  • Jacqueline van Zetten
    Jacqueline van...about 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture, beautiful! Jackie :)

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 1 year ago

    I love it. Beautiful capture my friend. It is a winner. Hugs

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 1 year ago

    Lovely capture Sandy. It must have been cold as I can see rams breath.

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    Konstantinos A...about 1 year ago

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