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Lost In Battle

While I wasn’t there, so cannot say for sure, we are guessing that this Dall Sheep lost part of his horn in the head-butting battles that occur during the fall rut.

 

Male Dall Sheep will butt heads in the fall to display dominance and fight for the chance to be the one that gets to mate with the females. As you can see from this image, the males do not always come out unscathed.

 

We are taking a group back to this area in the fall of 2019, contact me if you would like to join us.

 

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: Yukon

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-4.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 250
Exposure: 1/1000

About this Image

While I wasn’t there, so cannot say for sure, we are guessing that this Dall Sheep lost part of his horn in the head-butting battles that occur during the fall rut.

 

Male Dall Sheep will butt heads in the fall to display dominance and fight for the chance to be the one that gets to mate with the females. As you can see from this image, the males do not always come out unscathed.

 

We are taking a group back to this area in the fall of 2019, contact me if you would like to join us.

 

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: Yukon

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-4.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 400mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 250
Exposure: 1/1000