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Posted October 30th, 2016

The Flock

I was surprised to see the Dall sheep down near the highway in early September at Sheep Mountain on the edge of Kluane Park. They usually spend the summer in rich feeding grounds on a plateau over the other side of the mountain, and only come down when winter sets in. But low water levels in Kluane Lake, due to a natural diversion of the Slims River which feeds the lake, apparently have exposed mineral licks that have drawn the sheep down. I believe the cross is a memorial to a worker who perished at this location during the original construction of the Alaska Highway.
I shot this image while traveling through the Yukon and Alaska with guests visiting me from Ontario. Hosting them contributed to an extra busy late summer and fall, which is my excuse for another long gap since the last time I posted to this site. But I took a large number of photos with my  new camera  during these travels and I plan to add a few more of them here in a flurry of more frequent Feature Photos over the coming weeks.
Pentax K-1, SMC Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM @ 170mm, 1/250 sec @ f/11, ISO 200