This picture was taken just milliseconds after these 2 Rams collided. I was trying to time it so I got the moment of impact but this worked out just as well :)
Eyes rolled back and pieces of horn breaking off and a slight ripple effect around the mouth of the Ram on the right show the force of these 2 Rams colliding in a full on crash. 2 big rams fighting for dominance and\or mating rights, face each other, rear up on their hind legs, and hurl themselves at each other in charges of some 20 miles (32 kilometers) an hour. The resounding crash can be heard echoing through the mountains. The Rams will continue the battles until one ram just walks away.
Kootenay National Park\Radium, British Columbia (best viewed large)


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  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 3 years ago

    Wow! Great capture!
    The one on the left looks like his teeth are knocked loose.
    Love how he seems to be looking at the camera.

  • thanks Corri. yea…I was expecting to see some teeth fall to the ground after this impact :o

    – JamesA1

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 3 years ago

    11/16/10 one a day with a limit of 20

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 3 years ago

  • thanks Helen for the feature…much appreciated!

    – JamesA1

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • Thanks Andrea…thanks for the comment.

    – JamesA1

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