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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Mother and Child

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep ewes usually keep their babies concealed among ferns or other dense vegetation to keep them from the preying eyes of bald eagles and other predators. But this one brought her three-day old down from Ewe Hill just as a lone photographer was passing by on a tram.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2013
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Eatonville, Washington, United States of America
Camera: SLT-A55V
Copyright: © Sean Griffin