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Bighorn ram climbing rock face in Yellowstone National Park A bighorn ram scrambles up the side of a near-vertical rock face near the confluence of Soda Butte and Lamar Rivers in Yellowstone National Park's northern reaches.  Bighorn Sheep,Bighorn sheep,Geotagged,Mammals,Ovis canadensis,United States,Winter,Wyoming,Yellowostone,Yellowstone National Park,sheep Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bighorn ram climbing rock face in Yellowstone National Park

A bighorn ram scrambles up the side of a near-vertical rock face near the confluence of Soda Butte and Lamar Rivers in Yellowstone National Park's northern reaches.

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  1. Wonderful, this photo just screams "Wild USA". And I admire that species so much, such sturdy specialists. Posted 3 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 Dec 30, 2016. Captured Feb 10, 2016 11:09 in NE Entrance Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/5.6
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm