Desert Big Horn Sheep

Mom with Baby

Mom with Baby

On just about any late afternoon in Zion National Park, it seems if one heads to the slick rock area on the east side, you will almost certainly find several Desert Bighorn Sheep.  While it is easy to get lots of photos, it is harder to get the sheep against the skyline, doing something interesting or in a unique setting.  It is very surprising how very agile they are and how easy they can climb up a steep hill.

Desert Big Horn Sheep of Zion National Park.Big-Horn-Baby-20130211-_ALL2235-Edit

South Side of a North Bound Sheep

South Side of a North Bound Sheep

This is what one typically sees of the big horn sheep.  They run across your path and then you see them…. walking away from you.  This is generally NOT what one wants…. HA ha. It helps to anticipate their moves, get ahead of them and let them come to you, but of course that takes time, a lot of waiting.

Spring Lambs

Spring Lambs

Notice the lighting on the horns

Notice the lighting on the horns

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