Bighorn Ram - Stagleap Provincial Park, BC
A bighorn ram eyes the photographer suspiciously as the rest of his herd grazes through the deep snow of the Selkirk Mountains in Stagleap Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. I truly believe that bighorn sheep are the absolute best at giving the "stink eye" in the animal world.
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