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Ridge-Liner

Look up…wayyyyy up…and you will see what I called the “Ridge-Liner”, a Dall Sheep posed on the top of a ridge in Kluane National Park in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Having to look way up was a common occurrence during the few days that we spent photographing these unique creatures among this stunning landscapes.

 

I was amazed at how seamlessly they moved along the ridges, and the mountainsides like the one pictured here, and not slipping at all.  I got dizzy just watching them, let alone trying to mimic them.  This ability to traverse the steep mountainsides is what helps keep them safe against predators which are not quite as agile on these rocky ridges.

 

There are still spots available to join us on this unique adventure in 2018, visit my Photo Tours page for more information.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: April 1, 2017
Location: Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/640

About this Image

Look up…wayyyyy up…and you will see what I called the “Ridge-Liner”, a Dall Sheep posed on the top of a ridge in Kluane National Park in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Having to look way up was a common occurrence during the few days that we spent photographing these unique creatures among this stunning landscapes.

 

I was amazed at how seamlessly they moved along the ridges, and the mountainsides like the one pictured here, and not slipping at all.  I got dizzy just watching them, let alone trying to mimic them.  This ability to traverse the steep mountainsides is what helps keep them safe against predators which are not quite as agile on these rocky ridges.

 

There are still spots available to join us on this unique adventure in 2018, visit my Photo Tours page for more information.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: April 1, 2017
Location: Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/640