Rocky Mountain Sheep

Alyce Taylor

Joined December 2008

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Featured in The Canadian Rocky Mountains on May 22nd, 2011.
Featured in The Pacific Northwest on May 17th, 2011.
Featured in Alberta – Wild Rose Country on May 12th, 2011.

Bighorn sheep are named for their large, curved horns atop their heads that weigh around 14 kg on a male. Though both sexes have horns, the males are much larger, and are utilized in the headbutting battles for female’s attention during mating season. These horns advertise to females a male’s health and age since they continuously grow through his life. Their body also has double-layered skulls supported by struts and a huge tendon linking the head and spine to cushion the blows from their rival.

Photo taken at the Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
230 mm
1/250 at f/5.6
ISO 200

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