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Desert Bighorn Sheep of Red Rock
A beautiful Bighorn Ewe I spotted below Brass Wall on February 14, 2007.
Red Rock, Nevada. We ended up spending over two hours together.
She would graze and walk around and I would follow. Then she would sit down on rocks and just relax and so would I. Eventually I decided it was time for me to leave and I scrambled down the rocks and sat down to have a drink.
A few minutes later I turned around and there she was standing right behind me and looking as if she wondered why I left.
A most special moment of 2007.
Note that these animals tend to avoid people normally.

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AzraBeautiful photo...

Azra

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:-)
Posted Feb 17, 2007 12:21 am

Anya JingleRe: Beautiful photo...

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Thank you.
Posted Feb 17, 2007 12:56 am

hiltrud.liuWonderful!!!

hiltrud.liu

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A very nice picture!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Apr 13, 2007 2:56 am

Anya JingleRe: Wonderful!!!

Anya Jingle

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Thank you Hiltrud :)
This pic is one of my favorites.
The Ewe was up there by herself and was relaxing on rocks, grazing and taking it easy. I think she might have been pregnant. She didn't mind my presence as long as I kept at certain distance.
Posted Apr 13, 2007 10:03 am

swm88erWow!

swm88er

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I love it! Great shot...I have only see them from a distance. I want to get a good picture of one soon. Thanks for sharing!
Posted Nov 1, 2007 12:44 am

Anya JingleRe: Wow!

Anya Jingle

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Thanks for bringing back this great memory. I hope she is doing well and that you will find your sheep soon ;)
They are very active in autumn, but a bit more reclusive now then in springtime.
However, about a week ago I witnessed two rams fight deep in Red Rocks. I could not believe that this was actually happening right in front of me. Great experience, especially that the fight didn't look too violent at all. Just two good buddies "wrestling" on a rock, that's all.
Cheers, Anya
Posted Nov 1, 2007 2:13 am

BazZI can imagine

BazZ

Voted 10/10

how super your day was.
Posted Jan 5, 2008 5:26 pm

Anya JingleRe: I can imagine

Anya Jingle

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Thanks BazZ. Unfortunatelly it's impossible to show through photos. You just had to have been there. Greetings!
Posted Jan 5, 2008 5:48 pm

lcarreauThe ewe

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

looked like it wanted to talk to you!
Maybe it wanted to say, "Thanks for taking a picture of me!" Outstanding photo, Anya!
Posted Jan 5, 2008 10:48 pm

Anya JingleRe: The ewe

Anya Jingle

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A picture? Are you kidding. I took over a hundred. Thanks Larry!
Posted Jan 5, 2008 11:29 pm

AfzalBeautiful Photo.

Afzal

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Beautiful Photo.
Posted Feb 22, 2008 11:50 am

Anya JingleRe: Beautiful Photo.

Anya Jingle

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Thanks Afzal. It's my favorite.
Posted Feb 22, 2008 4:26 pm

MarcsoltanThank you Anya

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

for the link to this beautiful story. I always knew you had a way with animals. I am sure they feel what's in your heart.

Marc
Posted Oct 23, 2008 9:47 am

junoiceclimberWhat a precious moment!

junoiceclimber

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I bet your heart melted when you looked up and saw her there. How did you react to that?
Posted Oct 8, 2009 1:32 am

Anya JingleRe: What a precious moment!

Anya Jingle

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Yes, it did. I got up and followed her some more until I finally had to go home.
I had many, many great encounters with bighorns after this one (actually one even today just a few hours ago) but I will always remember her especially.
Thanks for the vote and Happy Climbing to you,
AJ
Posted Oct 8, 2009 9:07 pm

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Feb 16, 2007 8:34 pm

Image ID: 270371
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Desert Bighorn Sheep of Red Rock

Image Type(s): Wildlife