Sunday I again headed to the northern Colorado foothills to photograph the Centennial State’s official animal. The bighorn were more cooperative this time and the light better, giving me some nice poses as they hung around the side of a steep hill. Action, however, was a bit light.
I had hoped to get some headbutting between the rams and while one of the big boys attempted multiple times to engage other rams, no one wanted to play with him. One guy seemed tempted to battle but then turned and ran and as he did, the larger ram delivered a hard blow to the other’s butt and back legs.
It was a fun thing to see and looking at the pics, it sure seems like it had to have been painful to be on the receiving end of that!