The National Big Horn Sheep Center is dedicated to educating people about Big Horn sheep and the conservation of wildlife and wild lands. Located in Dubois, WY, it has one of the world’s largest wintering herds of Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep in the Whiskey Mountain Area. The center offers 3 to 4 hour guided viewing tours. This was a planned and fast track trip with Bob Colvin and myself. From our homes in Jefferson City, MO to Dubois it is an 18 hour drive straight through. We left on Wednesday and drove about 7 hours before getting a motel. On Thursday we drove on through to Dubois, stopping along the way to get a few landscape shots with snow. Our plan Thursday to Sunday and back on Monday. Two days at Dubois and one day at the Grand Tetons. The Grand Teton portion is for another Blog. (Click on any image to see an enlarged version)
|Nikon D750 w/Sigma 24-105mm Art @95mm, f/16, 1/100sec, ISO 100|
|Nikon D750 w/Sigma 24-105mm Art Lens @75mm, f/9, 1/800sec, ISO 250|
|Nikon D750 w/Sigma 24-150mm Art Lens @ 58mm, f/16, 1/250sec, ISO250|
|Nikon D850 w/Sigma 150-600mm @ 600mm, f/6.3, 1/1250sec, ISO800|
|Nikon D850 w/Sigma 150-600mm @500mm, f/8.0, 1/1250sec, ISO800|
|Nikon D750 w/24-105mm Art Lens @24mm, f/14, 1/500sec, ISO400|
|Nikon D500 w/150-600mm @150, f/10, 1/160sec, ISO250|
|Nikon D850 w/Sigma 150-600 @155mm, f/8, 1/3200sec, ISO500|
|Nikon D850 w/Sigma 150-600mm @350mm, f/8, s/800sec, ISO320|
We headed to the Whiskey Basin Habitat, also known as Torrey Valley. This area is open year round but parts of it is private land so visitors are encourage to stay on the road. It also supports a Conservation Lodge which is used for education and a series of lakes.
|Nikon D500 w/Sigma 100-400mm @400mm, f/8, 1/1250sec, ISO250|
|Nikon D500 w/Sigma 100-400mm @400mm, f/8, 1/1250sec, ISO 320|
|Nikon D500 w/Sigma 150-600mm @360mm, f/8, 1/1250sec, ISO320|
|Nikon D850 w/Sigma 150-600mm @ 600mm, f/10, 1/500sec, ISO 140 EV, -0.33|
|Nikon D850 w/Sigma 150-600mm @ 600mm, f/10, 1/500sec, ISO 160, EV-0.33|
|Nikon D850 w/Sigma 150-600mm @600mm, f/8, 1/500sec, ISO 90, EV -0.33|
|Nikon D750 w/Sigma 24-105mm Art lens @42mm, f/16, 1/500sec, ISO 250, EV-0.67|
I can't thank Sara Domek, and Bill Sincavage enough for a great and successful adventure and to Bob Colvin for doing all the driving. The 17 hour straight trip back home was a killer for him, I on the other hand read a book, played solitaire, and enjoyed the ride.
Thanks for stopping by and reading about my adventure.