Annual Migration by Arla M. Ruggles

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Steptoe Valley, Nevada – USA

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One sure sign of fall out west, is the annual sheep drive through our quiet little valley. Today, three men on foot, with a dozen or so canine helpers, moved two or three hundred sheep about 15 miles to winter pasture down in the lowlands.

Most of the sheep herders come from South America; Peru, Chile, or Guatemala. Dogs are an important component in tending sheep on the open range. Border collies are the preferred breed for herding, while Great Pyrrenese and Tibetan mastiffs are often used to protect the flocks from predators.

At Pasture Challenge on The Wild West

  1. Even-Toed Ungulates
  2. You Got It. We Want It.
  3. Country Living
  4. The Wild West Show
  5. Antlers, Racks, & Other Horned Animals
  6. Down On The Farm
  7. PhoDOGraphy
  8. Livestock In General
  9. JPG Cast-Offs


Canon 550D EOS
Sigma 70-300 mm

Corel PhotoImpact x3

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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonover 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Kim!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • marilyn diaz
    marilyn diazover 3 years ago

    Great shot Arla.

  • Thank you, Marilyn!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 3 years ago

    some of our lives made a very little changes and no otherways….. both are very proud.

  • So ttrue. Thank you, Tokiko!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzleover 3 years ago

    great shots Arla :)

  • Thanks, Darcy!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    Wonderful scene, love it!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • branko stanic
    branko stanicover 3 years ago

    Great detail…

  • Thank you so much, Branko!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 3 years ago

  • How wonderful! Thank you, Bradley!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 3 years ago

    Amazing work!!! Great portfolio.

  • Thank you so much, Paul!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...over 3 years ago

    NOVEMBER 20, 2011……CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for adding your images to Livestock In General.

    All my best,

  • Thank you, Carolyn – It’s greatly appreciated!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogover 3 years ago

  • Aw, Thank you, Steve!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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