These images were taken in Silver Creek Canyon on June 11, 2010.
The Bighorn Sheep in this canyon of the White Mountains favor this area for spring growth, then move higher as the weather warms. Lead animals are tagged with tracking collars, which is part of a program to maintain and expand their numbers. Historically, domestic sheep were grazed in large numbers, introducing diseases from which the native Bighorn Sheep populations is slowly recovering.
I found that by remaining in my vehicle, the sheep remained unconcerned. This presented some difficulties in photographing them, but I managed to make some acceptable images by supporting the lens out the window with my left hand.
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