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Grand Canyon Wildlife

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Back story:  I was headed down the Bright Angel trail this past June at the Grand Canyon.  It was late afternoon and I was doing the three mile, evening trail sweep.

I was down trail about 3/4 of a mile and could hear a pounding? noise coming from around the next switchback.  I thought at first some kid was banging on a tree with a rock.  Don’t laugh, it happens.

 

Turns out it was two big horn sheep butting heads!  
By the time I turned the corner the larger ram had driven off the younger one.  

I didn’t witness the altercation but later saw a video of it taken by one of the hikers you can see in the background.

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This shot was taken with my phone.  Std. setting, no zoom.  This was as close as I wanted to get.
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Zoomed in.

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Ive seen quite a few sheep this year, especially early morning,  but never this close.

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Nice shots Jim :...      They are looking healthy.   Must be getting plenty of water and food... ;) 

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Way cool story and pictures Jim!! 

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Awesome Jim!!
smiles, ladybug

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