Bighorn Ram in Fall Colors

State/Province/Region
Colorado
Nearest Area
Waterton Canyon National Recreation Area, Colorado
Town
Littleton, Colorado
Description

The fall is the best season to photograph bighorn sheep because they are in their rut season. During the rut, the males demonstrate a wide variety of behaviors in an attempt to woo the ewes, including low neck stretches, flehmen responses and head butting. This young ram stopped to demonstrate the flehmen response, a method of taking in more pheromones from a nearby ewe. The background full of fall colors helped to clarify the season.

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November 18, 2018

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