Anne Elliott's photos with the Caprinae

Learning from Mom

Learning from Mom
This is so often the view one gets of Bighorn Sheep - seen from the rear. This young one was watching its mother, who was licking salt from the base of the rocky cliff at the edge of the road. Added a previously posted photo showing their faces, in a co…
Added on November  4, 2017

Bighorn Sheep on the slope

Bighorn Sheep on the slope
I have no idea why this Bighorn Sheep female tilted its neck and head like this. It was standing upright on the steep cliff slope, so doing this wouldn't help with balance, I'm sure.

"Widespread wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, with some reaching as hig…
Added on October 21, 2017

Bighorn Sheep, mom and youngster

Bighorn Sheep, mom and youngster
"Widespread wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, with some reaching as high as 130 km/h, blasted southern and central Alberta Tuesday afternoon and evening, fanning wildfires and leaving some 10,000 customers without power." To put things into perspective, s…
Added on October 18, 2017

On the way down

On the way down
One week ago, on 18 August 2017, I made a very last-minute decision (just after midnight) to return to this location. Last year (2016), I had finally made myself do this long drive (293 km), after longing for years to be able to get there on my own. I w…
Added on August 25, 2017

Waiting for the herd to descend

Waiting for the herd to descend
This close shot of one of the Bighorn Sheep shows the animal that reached the bottom of the massive talus/scree slope first, turned around to watch until all of them had arrived safely - and then the animal on guard came down. The next two photos show th…
Added on August 20, 2017

Keeping watch over the herd

Keeping watch over the herd
This poor quality, fully-zoomed photo (Focal Length [35mm format] - 1200 mm with a point-and-shoot camera) shows the single Bighorn Sheep that stood on a very distant craggy point for a long time, waiting for the rest of the herd to safely make their way…
Added on August 20, 2017

Bighorn Sheep, Waterton Lakes National Park

Bighorn Sheep, Waterton Lakes National Park
Late afternoon on 9 July 2017, I arrived back home from a wonderful three-day trip to Waterton Lakes National Park. I had just been on a one-day bus trip to this beautiful park on 24 June 2017, so felt very lucky to be returning for a longer stay so soon…
Added on July 12, 2017

Bighorn Sheep, number 18

Bighorn Sheep, number 18
Judging by the quality of this photo, this area of the mountains and highway must have been in the shade. Always fun to see Bighorn Sheep on any outing to Kananaskis. This ram was alone with just one female, licking salt off the highway, when we came ac…
Added on November 30, 2016

Bighorn Sheep on Plateau Mountain, 2012

Bighorn Sheep on Plateau Mountain, 2012
This is a photo taken in 2012, not on our most recent trip, three days ago. On this particular day four years ago, I took a number of photos of the herd of Bighorn Sheep that live on Plateau Mountain. I posted one or two other photos closer to that time…
Added on October  1, 2016

Quite a typical view

Quite a typical view
This photo was taken the day before yesterday, on Saturday, 10 September 2016. This was the second day in a row that I did a long drive that I had never done myself, and had longed for years to be brave enough to do. On the Friday, I drove way down sout…
Added on September 12, 2016