Montana Outdoors

November 5, 2014

Rocky Mountain Bighorns

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Rocky Mountain Bighorn

Rocky Mountain Bighorn

Rocky Mountain Bighorn

Rocky Mountain Bighorn

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May 6, 2013

Today’s flora & fauna

On today’s walk with the canine member of the family:

Prairie Smoke, Old Man's Whiskers, Purple Avens

Prairie Smoke, Old Man’s Whiskers, Purple Avens, Geum triflorum

Field Chickweed

Field Chickweed, Cerastium arvense

Early blue violet

Early blue violet, Viola adunca

Small Bluebells, Long-flower Bluebells

Long-flower Bluebells, Mertensia longiflora

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep, Ovis canadensis

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

December 27, 2012

From October, 2009

Yesterday when reviewing a file of photos of an area in which I plan to do some backpacking next summer I ran across this photo that I had not posted before, and it’s one of several that I really like. I stalked this big guy for about a hundred and fifty yards on my belly through tall grass until I got close enough for this thirty-yard shot and then to realize that he had long been aware of my rather clumsy approach, and was just plain not afraid of me.

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep photographed at the end of Sundance Ridge

April 14, 2011

Rocky Mountain Bighorn

Filed under: Bighorn sheep — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:50 pm

Rocky Mountain Bighorn SheepOvis canadensis

He’s still a little thin from winter and his winter coat looks rather scruffy and will soon be replaced, but he’s doing just fine!

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