Spending time shooting in the rockies you come to really appreciate the life the inhabits the mountains. Bighorn Sheep are a great ungulate that lives in the cliffs eating grasses and minerals. Like all animals some years are better on them then others and this year seems to be pretty good in the Absaroka Wilderness for them. While out with the group we came across over 3 dozen individuals in a single day. Great thing about sheep is they are usually pretty cooperative.
This family group was busy munching the grasses along the road on a beautiful winter day. Taken with the D5 and 200-400 VR, the sheep kept moving along the road as they were grazing so getting out the tripod wasn’t going to work. The only way was to use the vehicle as a blind and slowly keep moving with the sheep.