Friday, December 3, 2010

King of the Mountain

The Colorado State Animal is the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. Every time we travel on state highway 114 just east of Gunnison we get to see them!

6 comments:

Lois said...

Such a beautiful animal and it appears to be posing for your picture! The state animal in Florida is the Florida Panther and unfortunately they are endangered and you don't see them in the wild much anymore. I remember seeing them on my grandparents land when I was little, so I feel lucky to be able have those memories!

Halcyon said...

Great shot!!

Steffe said...

He knew you were coming! Great pose.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Meraviglioso !!!!!

Jacob said...

That is a wonderful photograph! I've tried to get some good shots of the Bighorns along Highway 50 but without much luck. This is superb.

I can't imagine what your ride must have been like. I don't know 114, but 19 hours? You had to have been totally exhausted.

It's been years since I've driven on snow or ice, so we had our fingers crossed the whole time we were in Cotopaxi and we lucked out...a little snow, but nothing that lasted or was a problem.

Janie said...

Aw, great photo of an majestic animal. Love the title.