Photo of the Week: Dall Pennants

03-18-2013 // NWF Staff

Dall Sheep

In Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve, Dall sheep are prevalent throughout the high mountains. The sheep use the mountain ridges and steep slopes for feeding and resting. Upon spotting a group of Dall sheep on a mountain side, photographer William Wiley patiently spent more than two hours at a distance, photographing while slowly inching towards a resting ram that had small branches caught in its horns. The Nebraska resident writes, “This shot was the most unusual, almost like he was carrying around little banners so he could be noticed.” Wiley used a Pentax LX camera and a 300mm lens.

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