Yesterday I had my first seasonal visit with these rugged, majestic creatures so let’s call today #SheepSunday. 😉
There wasn’t a lot of action to speak of during my visit but, as always, they proved to be very photogenic and entertaining. This handsome fellow was certainly one of the big boys of the area and he knew it. Viewers could tell he had seen his share of action by the scar on his snout and those clearly battle-tested horns.
At one point he came down to the road, offering some nice closeup images with this one being my favorite. I loved how the light hit one of his eyes and the side of his face.
You get a good look at that horizontal pupil, something that allows bighorn to have a 300-degree field of view, an important adaptation to help them stay aware of potential predators.