Bighorn Sheep Along the Vista Verde Trail, 12-21-16


This afternoon, I drove up the road from Taos Junction Bridge to the rim, in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. I was hoping to spot the large herd of Bighorn sheep that I had encountered on my prior drive up the road. Here’s the link to that post:

https://believesteve.org/2016/12/07/bighorn-sheep-put-on-a-show-rio-grande-gorge-nm/

They were not on the top, and as I descended, I saw them  below me, on the bench that is traversed by the Vista Verde trail. The main group was a good distance away, but I also saw a female and youngster on the talus closer to me.

These photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix P900 Superzoom camera.

The main group was about quarter of a mile or more distant

16 Bighorn sheep. This group was about quarter of a mile or more distant

Ewe and youngster

Ewe and youngster

Ewe

Ewe

Ewe, taking it easy

Ewe, taking it easy

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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