I love Rocky Mountain Sheep. They are amazing animals and can be wonderful photographic subjects. I get excited about the possibilities of all these ideal scenes.
Somehow when I actually make the photos, it doesn’t always work out like the scenario I had in my mind. Here’s a few that were just a little odd.
It’s hard not to tilt my head when looking at this photo.
The sheep love licking the salt on the road which doesn’t feel like the wild image I was after. Nevertheless, I had to make one documentary photo. Besides, I am getting some interesting, curious looks.
It was probably just my imagination but I sense she was thinking something like, “Really? You have to take a picture of me now! I thot I could protect my modesty by standing behind this shrub.”
I never did figure out why the sheep in the background were mooning me.
In my head I’m imaging two giant rams crashing into each other with a thunderous sound that echoes through the valley. That’s not quite what happened here.
I didn’t think nursing would produce a scene like this. First of the all the “baby” is almost as big as the mother. It walked up to her and violently threw its head up against her udders twice and then went in for a drink out there on the road. Odd.
The idyllic scene of a nimble young sheep quickly jumping over an obstacle. That works. It just seems a little less than ideal to be jumping on to the road. But it happens.
Sometimes there are awkward moments that happen in the lens and it makes me wonder if I am supposed to be watching!
I also got some good shots … for a less odd kind of day.