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Descendants A young and old ram stand side by side watching me take pictures of them. They were grazing on the mountainside just above the Yellowstone River, YNP.  Bighorn sheep,Geotagged,Ovis canadensis,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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A young and old ram stand side by side watching me take pictures of them. They were grazing on the mountainside just above the Yellowstone River, YNP.

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  1. What a beautiful and touching couple shot, this could have come straight out of a Disney movie. Promoted! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Ferdy!! They were really fun to photograph! Posted 5 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 Feb 17, 2015. Captured Feb 13, 2015 20:21 in Yellowstone National Park, U.S. 212, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA.
  • COOLPIX P90
  • f/5.0
  • 10/332s
  • ISO106
  • 110.4mm