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Prophetic Bighorn Pics #11320
11/06/07 11:00 AM
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Last March my wife and I were suprised to see numerous Desert Bighorn sheep on our hike through Palm Canyon in the Anza-Borrego State Park. According to the Park Rangers, these normally reclusive animals had to overcome their natural wariness in order to gain access to the stream alongside the trail, as a result of the driest winter on record. It's prophetic in light of the recent firestorms here in San Diego County. All shots taken with an Oly E-1, 150/F2 & 1.4 Teleconverter, using a monopod.



More pics at: http://bl3.smugmug.com/gallery/2559031#134634697

Rocky

Re: Prophetic Bighorn Pics [Re: BL3] #11321
11/07/07 01:30 AM
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Hey Rocky,

Thanks for sharing. Very nice photos. THe smugmug gallery is great too - particularly that 2nd shot. You can definitely see what he is thinking, LOL

James

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11/08/07 04:39 AM
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Thanks James. I forgot to mention Photo #5 in the Smugmug gallery, you can see claw mark in the flank of the ewe. The park wildlife biologist told us that she had been injured in a mountain lion attack on her kid. Just checked the forecast, only 30 more years of drought.

Rocky

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11/09/07 01:08 AM
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I have never seen a mountain lion. I am fairly sure that my wife and I heard one, one morning in Yellowstone. It was definitely a bit daunting - we could not see him, but he had to be relatively close. We were thinking it could also have been a bobcat.

"Just checked the forecast, only 30 more years of drought."

LOL. Let's hope that they are as wrong as usual.

James


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