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Bighorn Lamb - Too Innocent This bighorn lamb was just hanging out by the side of the road a little ways away from the rest of the herd. It looks a little too innocent in my opinion...Captured in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Badlands National Park,Bighorn sheep,Geotagged,Ovis canadensis,South Dakota,United States,fall,mammals Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bighorn Lamb - Too Innocent

This bighorn lamb was just hanging out by the side of the road a little ways away from the rest of the herd. It looks a little too innocent in my opinion...Captured in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

    comments (4)

  1. Wow, the detail on this one is incredible. I can count the hairs when zooming in. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks for the kind words, Ferdy! :) Posted 6 years ago
  2. Wonderful head study.
    Details are really great!
    Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thank you, Wendy! :) Posted 6 years ago

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The bighorn sheep is a species of sheep in North America named for its large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 lb , while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 lb . 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 the bighorn sheep entered into the mythology of.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Oct 8, 2014. Captured Oct 1, 2014 17:55 in South Dakota 240, Badlands National Park, Wall, SD 57790, USA.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/4.8
  • 10/5000s
  • ISO2000
  • 135mm