Peninsular Bighorn Sheep in Anza-Borrego

Ron Niebrugge Anza-Borrego, California, Photos, Travel 6 Comments

Desert Bighorn

Photographing the endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep in Anza-Borrego State Park was high on our list, so we were thrilled to be able to spend time with this large group today on our first morning in Borrego. 

This group was about 20 in number including rams and a couple of pregnant ewes.  Some high clouds helped soften the light.  We spent a fair amount of time with these guys shooting a variety of close-ups and some images like this one that included the desert environment.  It is great to be back shooting!

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    Yeah you would have been fine, I was on a full frame camera.

    They didn’t spook easy, they were down for a quick drink. I don’t think they are usually that low, at least not for long, that is what I was told anyways.

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    Hi John,

    I have to admit, I’m drawing a blank – where did we meet?

    The best place for the rams was in Borrego Palm Canyon above the campground. They are often on those hills, but sometimes they drop into the valley for water. They are pretty easy to shoot when they are down low. Good luck!

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