The Next Generation of Red Rocks

Bighorn Sheep Ewes with their Babies in Oak Creek Canyon.
Photographed during the descent from Oak Peak in April 2007.

Bighorn Sheep Ewes give birth from late February to May. They are very protective of their young for several months after their birth. The lambs are completely weaned by 4-6 months of age.

You can view a slideshow of this whole hike here:
Oak Peak via Oak Creek Canyon

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Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Apr 20, 2007 9:20 am - Voted 10/10

Cute

family photo!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Apr 20, 2007 12:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cute

Thank you. It was a treat to see them.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Dec 26, 2008 8:05 am - Voted 10/10

Super shot Anya...

keep up the good work.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Dec 28, 2008 3:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Super shot Anya...

Thank you. This one is one of my favorites. Bighorn lambs are often preoccupied with play and are not always interested in looking into the camera. Cheers.

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