Monday, April 12, 2010

Desert Bighorns - Colorado River, Moab,Utah

I like Desert Bighorns. These beautiful animals are often found in beautiful country.
Bighorns are the easiest of all wild animals to approach and photograph. They are very confident of their ability to escape a human on foot and as such are vulnerable to a hunter with a long range rifle. Their color makes them hard to see at times, but their white rumps always give them away if one takes the time to watch.
One on the bighorns in this photo is handicapped by an invasive radio- collar. Present day researchers are enamored with this high-tech approach to studying wildlife and are responsible for the death and harassment of wildlife worldwide in their over-zealous need to know every aspect of these animals lives.

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