In the summer it becomes difficult to observe the mountain sheep in the national parks in America. These dall sheep in Denali (Alaska) were so high in the mountains, they were almost invisible to the naked eye. They were tiny white specs against green, so far away from us. This photo was taken through a spotting scope, digiscoping.
Their cloven hooves and rough foot pads allow them skillful footing on the craggy mountain ridges. This gives them safety from predators like bears, wolves, and coyote who cannot maneuver the rocky surfaces. Because it is summer, the snows have melted down somewhat, so alpine meadows provide a good diet too.
Ah. Safety and food, enjoying comrades and some beauty and adventure…those dall sheep sure know how to live.
Photo credit: Athena Alexander