Title: On the Lamb
Location & Date: Disaster Point, Jasper National Park | August 2013
Camera Set-Up: Nikon D800 w/ 70-200 at 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
If you want to read the story about the herd of bighorn sheep that call Jasper’s Disaster Point home, I encourage you to read a story on our wildlife hotspot ebook. They are truly amongst the most bizarre animals I have ever observed. This image of the lamb jumping across the pond is probably the most poorly composed of all of the images I’ve taken at this location, likely because it was the most shocking. No matter how weird this herd is, I never thought lambs would also engage in the pond jump routine. But I was wrong. They do. And I was completely unprepared for it when it happened. Thankfully I didn’t cut the head off as I pressed down on the camera’s trigger in time to catch the nicely backlit lamb take-off, but I did have way too much water in the foreground, forcing me to heavily crop the final result.