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Taken in Jasper National Park, close to Tangle Falls on Icefield Parkaway, Alberta, Canada

Canon XSi with 75-300mm lens, f/7.1, 1/250sec, ISO-200, 300mm.

Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis is a species of sheep in North America4 with large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 pounds (14 kg), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 pounds (140 kg).
It’s a provincial mammal of Alberta and a state animal of Colorado.

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animal, close up, np, ram, wildlife

I’m married to a wonderful man for over 35 years. I have one daughter and one grandson. I live in Winnipeg, Canada. Photography is my passion as is travelling. I do both whenever I can.

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Comments

  • fsmitchellphoto
    fsmitchellphotoalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, Great shot. At focal length 300, you were real close to these guys.

  • Yeah, I was really close and this was my first chance to photograph them. Last year in Yellowstone I was looking for them everywhere and didn’t encounter a single one. This year had 3 close personal meetongs with these gorgeous creatures. Thanks.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 4 years ago

    A terrific capture Teresa. There’s no excess fat on these guys.

  • Thank you so much Al.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific shot Teresa!

  • Many thanks Al.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful shot,…

  • Thank you very much John.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Thank you for the feature Trish. Always appreciate it.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 4 years ago

    beauutiful shot! teresa. congrats!

  • Thank you so much LisaBeth.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...almost 4 years ago

    Well done!

  • Thank you so much Helen.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago


    Congratulations hon!

  • Thank you from the bottom of my heart hon. I’m honored and so delighted.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • Michael Collier
    Michael Collierover 3 years ago

    What a great shot of this beautiful animal. Great to see the others in the background, makes the viewer feel like he right there among them. Wonderful detail and light.

  • Thank you so very much for your wonderful comment. They were the first bighorns I’ve ever seen in a wild and I was so excited I managed to get some shots as well.

    – Teresa Zieba

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    October 23, 2010

  • Thank you so much for the feature Teresa. I’m delighted.

    – Teresa Zieba

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