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After the New Mexico workshop, shown in my last newsletter, I headed north to Wyoming for some bighorn sheep photography. While the temperatures were below normal, we had plenty of warm clothing and encountered excellent photo ops.
In December, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep drift down from the Yellowstone to lower elevations. Finding and photographing them can be a difficult in these cold climates, but the results are worth the effort.
Most of these images were made with the 100-400 mm lens, handheld. I switched occasionally to the 300 mm, f 4 lens for comparison, and was very happy with the performance of both considering it was -10 degrees or colder.
I was on foot in about 8″ of snow while making these images.
Rams would lower their heads and twist their necks when approaching ewes or chasing younger rams away from the ewes.
In the next newsletter, I’ll show you more bighorns and other wildlife we encountered in Wyoming.