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A herd of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) grazing just off Montana Highway 200 near Plains, Montana (Sanders County), USA.

Taken 12/3/2011 in Sanders County, Montana.

Nikon D80 DSLR, Nikkor 16-85 mm wide angle/tele/zoom lens set at 85 mm.

ISO 200, f /5.6, 1/90 second. Shot in RAW format, finished in Photoshop CS5.

Born in Montana, raised in California, I’ve been holding a camera most of my life. I particularly love photographing the grand landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

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  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaabout 3 years ago

    How wonderful to see a large healthy herd of Bighorns. Super image, Bryan. Cat:)

  • I counted four full curls on the rams, and couldn’t see all of them with their heads down.

    – Bryan D. Spellman

  • jonvin
    jonvinabout 3 years ago

    This is fab, love the design/cropping which is just right!

  • Thank you, John. Yes, indeedy, I did do a bit of cropping from the original—but I left all the critters in the frame. ;-)

    – Bryan D. Spellman

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 3 years ago

    Good capture Bryan

  • Thank you, Barry.

    – Bryan D. Spellman

  • Miles Glynn
    Miles Glynnabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot Bryan. I especially like the stark contrast of their light colored coats against the darker shrubs and grass. Well done.

  • Thank you for your thoughtful comments, Miles.

    – Bryan D. Spellman

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