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Born to be Wild
This gorgeous Bighorn Sheep Ram was standing on guard,
while the other six rams were grazing.

Photographed below Bridge Point in Red Rocks, Nevada in April 2007.

Bighorn Sheep are very gregarious creatures. Groups of 5-10 are the most common.
However, it is not unusual to see an occasional gathering of 50 or more individuals.

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Ice Man Jerry VanI like that picture

Ice Man Jerry Van

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Mountain Sheep are some of my favorite animals love seeing them in thier natual enviroment
Posted May 20, 2007 12:41 pm

Anya JingleRe: I like that picture

Anya Jingle

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Thank you Ice Man :) I love them too! I have been seeing many bighorns throughout this spring (2007) in Red Rocks and feel blessed. They always make my day.

When you have time, please check out my album Wildlife of Southern Nevada
It contains some more pics of bighorns and many other great creatures I met in the mountains. I hope to be adding more species as time goes by to make it into a complete guide to all of Nevada species.
Cheers, Anya
Posted May 20, 2007 3:11 pm

Ice Man Jerry VanRe: I like that picture

Ice Man Jerry Van

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I will look at it . Wondering if you have any pictures of Pikas they are another favorite of mine .
Posted May 20, 2007 5:42 pm

Anya JingleRe: I like that picture

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Actually, I have a separate album dedicated to them. Enjoy: Pikas and Other Lagomorphs
Posted May 20, 2007 6:30 pm

VladislavGreat shot!

Vladislav

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Anya, your wildlife images are amazing!
You must spend hours waiting for these special moments.
Vlad.
Posted May 20, 2007 4:00 pm

Anya JingleRe: Great shot!

Anya Jingle

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Hi Vladislav :)
No, I'm actually usually 'on the run' since I only feel alive if I can get to the top of something when I'm in nature ;) However on some rare occasions I have given up the summit to spend more time with wildlife.
Thanks for the compliments and your visit.

You posted some beautiful pictures yourself today. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
Cheers.
Posted May 20, 2007 4:04 pm

VladislavRe: Great shot!

Vladislav

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You know, I have the same problem. I am also always in a hurry. I am glad you do stop sometimes. Otherwise, we would not be able to enjoy your work here on SP.
Vlad.
Posted May 20, 2007 4:32 pm

Fábio OlivaFantastic!

Fábio Oliva

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I've never seen one!
Beautiful shot, congratulations!
Posted Aug 26, 2007 11:18 pm

Anya JingleRe: Fantastic!

Anya Jingle

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Thank you Fabio. They are awesome. You would enjoy their company.
Greetings, Anya.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 12:06 am

Anya JingleRe: Incredible Shot

Anya Jingle

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Thank you. In Red Rocks their only enemies are mountain lions and coyotes. Hunting is not allowed there, so they don't usually fear people and will stick around if you give them space. I stayed near several herds of bighorns for hours at a time earlier this spring and previous years also. It's a great experience.
Cheers, Anya
Posted Sep 29, 2007 6:39 pm

tanyaExceptional!

tanya

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Very close!
Posted Nov 27, 2007 10:49 pm

Anya JingleRe: Exceptional!

Anya Jingle

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Thanks Tanya :) This one is one of my favorites from this year.
Posted Nov 28, 2007 1:42 am

AsphazellAmazing!

Asphazell

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Very beautiful and majestic shot!
Posted Jan 1, 2008 5:25 am

Anya JingleRe: Amazing!

Anya Jingle

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Thank you. It's one of my favorites from 2007.
Posted Jan 1, 2008 3:25 pm

AndinistalocoWow!

Andinistaloco

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Didn't I see this in National Geographic?
Posted Jan 27, 2008 11:17 pm

Anya JingleRe: Wow!

Anya Jingle

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Ha, ha. I wish NG devoted an article to these animals sometime.
Thanks for your nice comment and vote.
Posted Jan 28, 2008 12:25 am

weeds19Majestic Pose

weeds19

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Great pic of a serious looking bighorn!
Posted Feb 2, 2008 8:15 pm

Anya JingleRe: Majestic Pose

Anya Jingle

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Thank you. He was totally posing for me.
Posted Feb 2, 2008 10:12 pm

Wiktoria PlawskaAnimals...

Wiktoria Plawska

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I love pictures of wildlife, this one is exceptionally beautiful!
Posted Jul 29, 2008 2:30 pm

Anya JingleRe: Animals...

Anya Jingle

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Thank you Wiktoria and welcome to SP. This one is one of my favorites. I spent a good couple of hours with this ram and the rest of the herd.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 1:44 am

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Apr 11, 2007 10:25 pm

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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Born to be Wild

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