Sometimes a great photograph comes from simply being in the right place at the right time with the right gear. This is one of those times.
We were approaching Jasper National Park of Canada when we stopped to look at some bighorn lambs along a lake.
We shot several pictures, then turned toward the van. The adult sheep had come down from the hills and were so close to the van that I could have touched them. I’ve never been this close to a bighorn and was thrilled. I hit the shutter button as fast as I could. I was afraid they’d leave before I could get good shots.
I needn’t have worried. They were uninterested in us. They seemed to be saying, “This is our dinner. Watch all you want, people!”
When we finally left, this sheep turned to look at us as if to say farewell.
No wonder the zoo felt anticlimactic.
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