If you want to see desert bighorn sheep, you can’t do much better than east Zion National Park in Utah. Not the canyon itself so much; that can be a zoo in the warmer months. If you travel east, through a couple spectacular tunnels, you come out in a wonderland of sandstone monoliths. The bighorn sheep here are doing quite well.
I drove through my favorite part of Zion a couple days ago, stopping to take a short hike. I saw two sheep browsing the spring growth and slowly pursued them, hoping they’d get comfortable with me. They crossed the road and I crossed behind them. Then I saw the babies & another female.
Mom was understandably shy about letting me get close to them, so I just watched as they climbed the steep sandstone. Mom reached a viewpoint, but the kids were more careful. They took their time, making sure each step was placed right.
Now they were very visible from the road and a few other cars stopped. But since I had been with them for awhile, I ended up with a nice series, not just the one with them surveying their domain. Stories and behavior are what I always hope for with wildlife. I used my newish 600 mm. lens. Enjoy!