An image of one of the senior members of a herd that hangs out in a canyon southwest of Denver. These guys are very accessible (if you don’t mind walking or biking a few miles) and always seem willing to have their picture taken. Those well-worn horns on this ram no doubt tell a story of a life in the rugged Front Range foothills. They have seen countless battles and show the wear and tear of the times it has fended off challengers.
The Bighorn Sheep is the Centennial State’s official animal and to me that is quite fitting. Just like the terrain and many of its people, these animals are very rugged, strong and tough. The animal is found in many places in the state’s high country.