This Is My Best Side

A curious Bighorn ram (Ovis canadensis) came very close, within a few feet, to pose for a portrait.

Technical Details

Composite: No
EF 70-200mm @ 130mm; f/8 @ 1/1000 sec, -0.33 EV, ISO 250


He looks like he is wondering if you have any snacks, Bob. Wonderful portrait and nicely done.

Thank you, Linda. Since visitors are forbidden to feed the wildlife in national parks, I don’t think he is habituated to handouts. He was grazing when I approached and he paused for a few minutes. I have many previous images of him with grass hanging out of his mouth, but he finally managed to get it all inside so I got this clean shot. Most cooperative!