Mating season – photo essay

Photo essay | Freelance photographer Mike Sturk spent time last month with a flock of bighorn sheep in the Sheep Sanctuary near Turner Valley, Alta. The rut or mating season takes place during November and December. | Mike Sturk photos


Freelance photographer Mike Sturk spent time last month with a flock of bighorn sheep in the Sheep Sanctuary near Turner Valley, Alta.

The rut or mating season takes place during November and December. | Mike Sturk photos

A fence won’t stop a bighorn ram in its quest for a receptive ewe. | Mike Sturk photo

Bighorn rams become more aggressive toward one another during mating season. | Mike Sturk photo

Four large bighorn rams cross the Sheep River and up Junction Creek. | Mike Sturk photo

A bighorn ram makes short work of a cliff face as it looks for ewes. | Mike Sturk photo

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