Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis)
San Isabel National Forest, Colorado
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 220mm
1/400 sec @ f5
© Teklanika Photography 2014
courtesy of The Denver Post
by Bruce Finley
A swath of Colorado’s most fire-ravaged forest last week became home to a band of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, a species that has made the best of degraded land before.
State wildlife managers transplanted the nine rams and ewes as part of a new strategy that takes advantage of the 215-square-mile area southwest of Denver left charred and barren by the 2002 Hayman wildfire.
Some older shots that I’ve finally gotten around to processing, as well as a couple new ones from the last couple of weeks…
Still working on cleaning up the old hard drive, here’s another batch of shots that were overlooked the first time around.
In an effort to conserve disk space and clean up my hard drive, I’ve been going through my files and deleting unwanted shots. I came across a couple of decent shots that, for one reason or another, I’d overlooked.