Signal Mtn

Big Horn Sheep

Sheep

King ot the Hill
© Miles Hecker

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SEASONS

The back side of elk refuge is the best place to find big horn sheep in the park.

In winter the Gros Ventres sheep herd sleeps on top of Miller Butte. In mid morning, as the sun lights the small canyon to the south east of the butte, they descend to the valley below and feed in the grassy meadow. This ram is about to start his descent from the top of the butte.

TIMES

Big horn sheep are generally active throughout the day. The above photo was taken with a 800mm lens on a crop sensor camera. A fast shutter speed of 1/500 sec or better is needed to stop the action seen above.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 200-800 mm for 35mm camera, 200-800mm for crop sensor cameras

FILTERS: none needed

FILMS

 

Slide films: not recommended

 

DIGITAL CAMERAS

See: Digital cameras for landscape work.

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