Bighorn Lamb; Gardner River Canyon, Yellowstone National Park

Photo of bighorn lamb jumping.

For the Joy of It

My favorite time to be in Yellowstone is the spring.  Why?  The babies.  One of the reasons I like them is that they are so full of life.  They run around and jump in the air just for the joy of it.  The ones that run and jump the best are the bighorn lambs.  And they do  it on steep terrain.  Most herbivore babies are kept in hiding for the first couple of weeks until they can keep up with their moms.  Not lambs.  It is reported that they  climb as well as their mothers when they are only one day old.  I guess that lamb in the last post walked out of there the next day.

Notice how well this little lamb blends into its habitat.


About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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2 Responses to Bighorn Lamb; Gardner River Canyon, Yellowstone National Park

  1. Pat Ulrich says:

    This little one is so cute! It is awesome how full of life young animals are. Last week in Point Reyes I saw a pair of coyote pups (well, adolescents I guess) chasing each other around and wrestling as the parents watched them from further up the hill. It looked like they were having a blast!

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