After taking this photo in the mountains just north of the Colorado border with Wyoming, I admit I had to research whether my subject was a sheep or mountain goat. The immature horns and coat confirmed that it is indeed a bighorn sheep still waiting for its signature ram's horn to grow in. Another aspect of the mountain ranges in the region is their large aspen acreage, whose tall white trunks always seem to project majesty from a distance.
Bighorn sheep don't usually travel alone, and, sure enough, a few hundred yards away, around a couple of bends, we found a herd of about a hundred or so of its friends and family. However, I was thankful for this solitary pose on a rocky, grass-clumped ridge.
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Jack Huber has taken tens of thousands of photographs around the country and in his foreign travels.