Monday, December 28, 2015
A Bighorn Mountain Sheep
We live right next to the Wasatch Mountains and have seen both mountain goats and bighorn sheep on occasion in the canyons near our home. Bighorn sheep or Ovis canadensis are native to North America. I have seen these animals as far south as the deserts of Arizona, but never in the numbers that live in the Wasatch. These animals are a subspecies known as Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, while the ones in Southern Arizona are most likely Desert bighorn sheep. This image was taken with a very long lens when I was standing about fifty yards away from the herd.