Snowstorm Sheep in the Banff National Park

(Please click on each image if you are interested in higher resolutions)

The weather this weekend was more winter than early summer – In the Banff National Park it was cold.  Large, heavy flakes of wet snow fell fast for a couple of hours in the morning.  I drove up to Lake Minnewanka and this was the only mammal I saw on the drive up and back down.

This young Bighorn sheep was walking alone on the edge of the road away from the water.  When I pulled over, he walked 100 metres towards me and then sauntered nonchalantly right past me.

He stopped a few times on both the approach and as he walked away.  Which gave me some nice photo opportunities to work with the animal, the snow and the even light.

6 responses

  1. All wonderful, but first photo – incredible!

    July 8, 2012 at 9:23 am

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  3. You got just the right speed for the snowfall and nice capture of this inquisitive young one.

    June 11, 2012 at 10:34 am

  4. Great picture. Now I have to add Banf to my list of must see places.

    June 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

  5. Amazing! My heart goes out to the little guy. That last shot almost looks like he’s wondering if you’re going to take him with you.

    June 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm

  6. Sid Dunnebacke

    That’s fabulous. There’s just something to be said for having your camera ready anywhere you go.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

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