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The Wild Iris of Big Sur, California
Can't Catch Me
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A flor do Campo Rupestre
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The inside of a columbine flower.
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Rainbow over Summersville Lake, WV
Desert Bighorn mother and lamb, Colorado National Monument
Painting the Grand Canyon - Desert View
Love Wins
Sunday Date
An ageless smile.
Peacock
Colors of the Pond
Involvement
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Cumberland River
The hidden gems of Tongariro National Park
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Desert Bighorn mother and lamb, Colorado National Monument

My mother and I were hiking to Independence Monument in Colorado National Monument, Colorado, when we came across a herd of Desert Bighorn Sheep. There were two males, a handful of ewes, and many lambs – all coming down from a red sandstone escarpment. We sat and watched them graze along the Great Unconformity (a geologic boundary), eating shrubs growing from rock that is over billion years old! The lambs would sometimes make little hops or jumps and play-fight with their tiny horns. On our way out of the canyon, we interrupted a small flock of Gambel's Quail. Unfortunately, they were too fast to photograph.

TAGS: Bighorn, Colorado, Nps100, Sheep, United States, Wildlife

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
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Date Uploaded: May 24, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
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PHOTO LOCATION Fruita, Colorado, United States of America