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 Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - May 20, 2007 12:41 pm - Voted 10/10

I like that picture

Mountain Sheep are some of my favorite animals love seeing them in thier natual enviroment

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - May 20, 2007 3:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I like that picture

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

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - May 20, 2007 5:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: I like that picture

I will look at it . Wondering if you have any pictures of Pikas they are another favorite of mine .

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - May 20, 2007 6:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I like that picture

Actually, I have a separate album dedicated to them. Enjoy: Pikas and Other Lagomorphs

Vladislav

Vladislav - May 20, 2007 4:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

Anya, your wildlife images are amazing!
You must spend hours waiting for these special moments.
Vlad.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - May 20, 2007 4:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

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.

Vladislav

Vladislav - May 20, 2007 4:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great shot!

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.

Fábio Oliva

Fábio Oliva - Aug 26, 2007 11:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Fantastic!

I've never seen one!
Beautiful shot, congratulations!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Aug 27, 2007 12:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic!

Thank you Fabio. They are awesome. You would enjoy their company.
Greetings, Anya.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Sep 29, 2007 6:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible Shot

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

tanya

tanya - Nov 27, 2007 10:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Exceptional!

Very close!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Nov 28, 2007 1:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Exceptional!

Thanks Tanya :) This one is one of my favorites from this year.

Asphazell

Asphazell - Jan 1, 2008 5:25 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing!

Very beautiful and majestic shot!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 1, 2008 3:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing!

Thank you. It's one of my favorites from 2007.

Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Jan 27, 2008 11:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Wow!

Didn't I see this in National Geographic?

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 28, 2008 12:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Ha, ha. I wish NG devoted an article to these animals sometime.
Thanks for your nice comment and vote.

weeds19

weeds19 - Feb 2, 2008 8:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Majestic Pose

Great pic of a serious looking bighorn!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Feb 2, 2008 10:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Majestic Pose

Thank you. He was totally posing for me.

Wiktoria Plawska

Wiktoria Plawska - Jul 29, 2008 2:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Animals...

I love pictures of wildlife, this one is exceptionally beautiful!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jul 31, 2008 1:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Animals...

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.

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