Rockie Mountain Sheep
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|Mountain Sheep |
These sheep wouldn't get out of the road, they were looking at us has we passe next to them.
The wild, or mountain, sheep is a stocky, hoofed mammal, about one and a half times as large as a domestic sheep. North American wild sheep are related both to domestic sheep Ovis aries, which were imported from Europe by early settlers, and to the native sheep of Asia.
The mountain sheep is thought to have developed from a primitive sheep that migrated into North America about half a million years from the regions now known as Russia and Alaska.
Horns of a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep measure up to 125 cm in length and 460 mm in circumference at the base. They normally form a tight curl close to the face and are often blunt at the tips. The horns of Dall and Stone sheep are about the same length but are more slender and widely flaring, and usually pointed at the tips. The maximum circumference at the base of the Dall horn is 400 mm. The two horns of a male, with their cones, may weigh over 13 kg.
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Welcome back Jonathan.
Has been a while since your previous upload :)
Very nice shot of this mountain sheep in front of the wonderful background.
Good composition wich does show lots of the interresting scene.
The image is a little soft though and gould use a bit more saturation and contrast.
I did rework it for you in photoshop.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for sharing