Got salt?

Bighorn sheep licking for salt near Jasper, Alberta, Canada

The ram resting in the deep snow while still early morning had distracted us away from the herd.  While photographing the massive leader, his flock had sidled up to the vehicles and were licking the vehicles in hopes of finding salt.  The roads in the park are only sanded as far as I know but there may have been salt still on some the cars that were from further afield.  Either way even the ram eventually rose and joined in.  He can be seen under the neck of sheep licking the back tire.  The body position of the sheep on the left defines this image and provided the name for the photograph and this post.

3 responses

  1. elmediat

    Wonderful capture of the moment.

    November 9, 2012 at 5:46 pm

  2. good eye contact

    November 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

  3. A nice reminder of my previous trips.

    November 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

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