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Yellowstone Big Horn Sheep

Two years ago I had the opportunity to visit Yellowstone National Park and to witness this great park during the off-peak season. In my opinion, this is one of the best times to visit Yellowstone. The park averages about 4-million visitors annually and only 2% of those people visit the park during the winter months. It was during this visit when I photographed this Yellowstone Big Horn Sheep. We were traveling along the Northeast Entrance Road when we encountered a herd and we pulled over to photograph them. The creatures were far away. This is when the longer lenses pay off. I was most impressed by their ability to navigate the treacherous (for us) mountain cliffs.

I’m heading back to Yellowstone in a few days and I am looking forward to photographing the many things this amazing national park has to offer. Perhaps I will encounter more Yellowstone Big Horn Sheep. Stay tuned for more photos of nature’s amazing gifts.

Big Horn Sheep
Big Horn Sheep

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 7D Mark II using my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens set on 400mm. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/5.6, shutter speed at 1/2500th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used a tripod for this image to improve stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.

You can access my Yellowstone NP/Grand Teton NP collection by clicking here. Please use the section below to post your comments, questions or suggestions.

T. Kahler Photography
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1 thought on “Yellowstone Big Horn Sheep”

  1. Terry, yes, these sheep were far away but you still were able to get a nice image.
    Have a great trip to snowy Yellowstone.

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