2020—The Girls

The furious winds calmed on Thursday, the third day of our visit to Wyoming to photograph Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. We were hopeful that the change in the weather would give us more opportunities to observe the sheep at closer range. That morning we drove to the area of the Whiskey Basin Wildlife Habitat Area where last year we photographed a large band of sheep so close we could practically reach out and touch them. Driving into the area, we saw a group of three ewes on a rocky outcropping. We turned around and parked in an area close by. While we stood quietly outside the vehicle, the three ewes made a bee-line toward us. They eventually ventured so close to us that we could have touched them. They were coming to the area where we parked because of the mineral content of the soil there which they need for their diet.