2019—A Leap to Start the Day

Desert Bighorn Sheep can climb on precarious ledges and they spend plenty of time on craggy outcroppings. Because they escape predators by their ability to climb where nothing else can, they bed down at night in high, inaccessible places that are safe. In our quest to photograph these graceful creatures, we start each day looking up, scanning the ridges and outcroppings and rocky ledges for them. They blend into their surroundings so until you acquire “sheep eyes” it is almost impossible to spot them. We eventually spot them as they begin to make their way down the slopes to forage for food and drink water in the morning. This ewe leaps with ease as she descends the slope to join her flock.

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