Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bighorn sheep~That's My World 092110











As I was driving up Highway 74 last Saturday morning, to go visit my horses at the ranch up in the mountains, I glanced out of my passenger side window and saw these two bighorn sheep. They were right by the highway!!! I was so surprised to see them that I slammed on my brakes (good thing nobody was behind me!) and pulled off the road, and ran back to see them, camera in hand. They didn't appear to be afraid of me, although the ram was wary. I was surprised to see them that far down because there isn't much vegetation at this altitude (about 1,500 feet). But, they seemed to be content eating whatever it was that they found and weren't in any hurry to leave because of me. This is the second time in two years now that I've seen bighorn sheep off of Highway 74. That's My World for Tuesday, September 21, 2010.

7 comments:

Barb said...

Oh wow, I wish I'd seen them. So funny, I live so close I can hear them but have never seen one. Good spotting, Cheryl!

Lorac said...

Neat find! They do look well fed!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful for you to see them unexpectedly. When I lived in the dry interior of British Columbia, I frequently saw mountain sheep performing their astonishing climbing act on the rocky hillside, at about the same elevation, too.
I enjoyed your photos. I am particularly fond of ocotillo, for some reason. Thanks!!

Kay
Alberta, Canada

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Stupenda foto di questo animale che pascola tranquilla !

rohrerbot said...

They really blend in with the shots....great catch!!:)

Johnny Nutcase said...

Bighorns! Awesome! Love the pictures with them in their habitat. Cool stuff! I saw a few on my trip recently, i love their faces!

zoologirl said...

Very cool. I often pull off to the side of the road whenever I see wildlife also.