Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

Well I counted myself pretty lucky for todays shot!! I was hoping to get some photos of deer for the ons4 challenge which happens to be wildlife. I went out for a jog and noticed a photographer low to the ground taking photos up on the bluff in the Garden of the Gods. I then saw the Bighorn Sheep and hoped I could get back home to grab the camera and be back in time before they took off. I was so amazed to see them again when I returned! It's not often that I see these and I was closer than ever before to the herd. Just was so exciting!

Best Viewed Large if you have time. I think he's been in a few fights!
Congrats! It's a gorgeous photo :)
posted March 21st, 2013  
Oh, wow! Great capture!!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Superb shot !!
posted March 21st, 2013  
awesome
posted March 21st, 2013  
Truly best wildlife photo of the day!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Very grand and dramatic!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Looking very regal
posted March 21st, 2013  
I love how your editing brings out the texture of his coat. Pretty rugged animal, that one. Awesome shot.
posted March 21st, 2013  
Very good shot, well done
posted March 21st, 2013  
Did U change ur profile pix...?love it :)
posted March 21st, 2013  
Beautiful
posted March 21st, 2013  
@jodimuli Yes, finally! It has been a while and decided to make a change! Thank you!
@photoandi Thank you!
@pearl888 Thank you so much Meghan!
@soren Thank you Jake!
@swguevin Thank you so much Sheila!
@ellida @peterdegraaff @claeshields @wallflowersvm @kerristephens Thank you so much!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Congratulations on this wonderful wildlife shot.
posted March 21st, 2013  
beautiful and amazing shot.
posted March 21st, 2013  
Fabulous. Instant fave.
posted March 21st, 2013  
beautiful capture - a fav
posted March 21st, 2013  
Oh wow! I only see these things in our zoo! Awesome capture, Wendy! Fav!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Instant Fav! All I can say is you Win the Prize! :)
posted March 21st, 2013  
I could sit and look at this all day! The details are just fabulousness and the tones are awesome! I want this on my wall!:)
posted March 21st, 2013  
Fabulousness? Seriously! Auto correct!,, ;)
posted March 21st, 2013  
The details in this are amazing and I like the background too.
posted March 21st, 2013  
Beautiful capture and a magnificent animal.
posted March 21st, 2013  
Gorgeous shot and processing - Fav!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Excellent.....a fav....
posted March 21st, 2013  
@morrisphotos Thank you Terri!
@dvarey Thank you Diana!
@webfoot Thank you so much Paul!
@hjbenson Thank you so much Harry!
@orangecrush Thank you so much Jerry! I have seen them occasionally up on the rocks behind my house, but not since the fires came through here last summer. It was great to see the herd on the other side of the canyon yesterday! I have never been able to get very close, but this guy kept making his way toward me. Thanks again!
@ellimae Thank you so much ellen! I ended up taking about 500 photos of the herd, lol! I liked this one the best for its proximity and thought he looked regal! Thank you again!
@dh Thank you so much!
@sangwann Thank you Dione!
@michaelelliott Thank you so much Michael!
posted March 21st, 2013  
@landownunder Thank you so much Denis!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Gorgeous processing. Looks like a painting.
posted March 21st, 2013  
Amazing shot Wendy. This sheep is full of battle wounds. He's so well camouflaged withe background. Congrats on the Popular Page entry!
posted March 21st, 2013  
a.MAZ.ing. i don't even know what to say. he looks like a Ramses Egyptian king with those dramatic horns!
posted March 21st, 2013  
FAV!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Glorious capture!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Wow... what a sight to see! You've captured it so well!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Wonderful pose here
posted March 21st, 2013  
Cool, look at those horns
posted March 21st, 2013  
amazing shot! great colors and composition!
posted March 21st, 2013  
and fav off course!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Excellent Wendy, fave!
posted March 21st, 2013  
What a beautiful creature. Lovely.
posted March 21st, 2013  
Wow, what a fantastic shot!
posted March 21st, 2013  
what a beauty
posted March 21st, 2013  
what a handsome chappie!
posted March 21st, 2013  
He's a grand old chap!
posted March 21st, 2013  
You're so lucky to live where you do! So jealous and wonderful capture.
posted March 21st, 2013  
Nice, what a regal pose!
posted March 23rd, 2013  
This is freaking amazing!! Imagine living in a place where you can these guys!! Fav & follow!!
posted March 23rd, 2013  
This.Is.Amazing!
posted March 23rd, 2013  
A really fabulous photo.
posted March 23rd, 2013  
fantastic photo. Love the angle you have taken if from and the way you have processed it - fav
posted March 23rd, 2013  
Absolutely gorgeous, congrats on the PP!! :) Well deserved!
posted March 23rd, 2013  
I posted a bighorn the same day as you. Yours is light-years better than mine! http://365project.org/rvwalker/365/2013-03-20
posted March 23rd, 2013  
Brilliant capture, you've got the timing spot on with this shot. And the textures/tones are fab. fav!
posted March 30th, 2013  
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