There were 6 ewes browsing along the road to Tower.
09/24/2014, 2:05 PM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 160 (auto), Exp comp 0
Ram, ewe and lamb. Observed 1/2 way up HWY 160 in Spring Mountains
5 Bighorn Sheep, herd had 12 males, 1/2 mile away was the ewes.
Two ewes up close. A heard of 14 ewes and young.
I saw a herd of female Bighorn sheep come down onto a dirt car park.
The sheep came down to the stream to drink. Although they were very wary of us (there were about a dozen or so people gawking and snapping photos), they didn't seem to fearful or timid.
The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep in North America named for its large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 lb (14 kg), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 lb (140 kg). Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is endangered: O. c. sierrae. Sheep originally crossed to North America over the Bering land bridge from Siberia: the population in North America peaked in the millions, and...