POTD: Badlands Bighorns

POTD: Badlands BighornsBadlands Bighorns Badlands National Park, South Dakota 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to come across a herd of bighorn sheep making their way up to the grasslands at the top of the badlands. (This was only a portion of the herd.) What was even more surprising (and also quite pleasant) was that there were only 15 or 20 tourists like ourselves who had stopped to see them. That’s quite a contrast to Yellowstone National Park where even a small group of animals can often attract a huge crowd of people and back up traffic for a mile or two.]]>

4 thoughts on “POTD: Badlands Bighorns”

  1. Excellent shot, Larry, and lucky for you they appeared while you were there! I like both of these badlands shots. Do the badlands of SE Montana look similar to the SD ones?

    1. Kathy, I don’t know of any area in SE Montana that looks similar to the SD badlands. Makoshika State Park up by Glendive looks quite similar. I’m in fact hoping to get back up that way later this fall. Stay tuned for photos from there if I do.

    1. Randy,
      I had a zoom lens on the camera but there was no need to zoom in much as I was only about 20′-30’away from them. Some of the tourists were even closer. They are apparently very accustomed to the tourist paparazzi following them around.

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