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Desert Bighorn Close-up Another view of the Desert Bighorns we saw - this one almost seemed like he was posing. Anza-borrego SP,California,Desert bighorn sheep,Geotagged,Ovis canadensis nelsoni,San Diego County,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Desert Bighorn Close-up

Another view of the Desert Bighorns we saw - this one almost seemed like he was posing.

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  1. What a wonderful presentation! Posted 3 months ago
  2. This angle shows how incredibly wide-eyed they are, interesting! Posted 2 months ago

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Desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) is a subspecies of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) that is native to the deserts of the USA's intermountain west and southwestern regions, as well as northwestern Mexico.

The trinomial of this species commemorates the American naturalist Edward William Nelson (1855–1934). The characteristics and behavior of desert bighorn sheep generally follow those of other bighorn sheep, except for adaptation to the lack of water in the desert. They.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Jul 13, 2019. Captured Jun 29, 2019 17:28 in Borrego Springs, CA 92004, USA.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/202s
  • ISO250
  • 150.5mm