This young ram was certainly keeping close watch on me as he walked by. I was taking pictures of him and about a dozen others in a herd in the foothills southwest of Denver as they gathered along the road. There wasn’t much action that day but plenty of opportunity to snap pics of these cool dudes. This particular one was moving around the perimeter of the herd and passed right nearby allowing me to get this close up and allowing it to get a good look at the guy with the camera. 😉
Found across much of western North America, Bighorn Sheep are adept mountain climbers, best known for the male #ram’s monstrous horns. This particular ram was only a couple of years old so his horns were not overly impressive. While the animals are social, rams and ewes typically only meet during mating season.