Photo Of The Day By Gene Putney

Photo By Gene Putney

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ram” by Gene Putney. Location: Waterton Canyon, Colorado.

“Each year, one of my favorite animals to photograph during their rut are Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep,” says Putney. “The ram’s horns and eyes are intriguing to me, so when appropriate I like to do a closeup of them that I feel makes an artistic image. This ram was taking a break from his competitors and posing in just the right light that worked well to bring out intimate details of that combination.”

See more of Gene Putney’s photography at

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.