15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Small herd of Argali grazing on a ridge

These animals are Kyrgyzstan argali, or wild sheep, grazing the sparse grasses available at high altitude. Taken in the Tien Shan mountains, they are extremely shy having been a key prey item for human, canine and feline hunters.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kyrgyzstan
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Gareth Goldthorpe