big horn sheep

Buddhist Meditation Monastery
Mongolian burial ground

As we departed the Monastery to head back to Baga Gazriin, Simya pointed out some big horn sheep that were grazing on some grass that poked through the snow on the valley floor.  He warned me to get my camera ready and then he raced towards the big ram that was closest to us.  We gained some ground and before he could completely run away, I exited the truck and took this shot of him as he ran towards the safety of the hills and cliffs.

 

 

Once he reached the safety of the hilltop, he and two of his “ladies” looked back at me to see what I would do next.  I swore at myself for having left my SLR camera (Sony A100) and 300 millimeter lens at home.  I shot some pics with the little “midget” camera; thankfully, the large megapixel count allowed for me to (at least) crop and expand these photos:

Of course, the ram and the sheep looked much bigger to the naked eye than my little camera capture in these photos.  But, I felt so privileged to be able to see big horn sheep in the wild, something that has always been a dream of mine.


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Buddhist Meditation Monastery
Mongolian burial ground

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