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Bighorn ram's leap of faith
Photographer: Randy Ilg
Location: Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming
Story: 
This is an remarkable feat in which the ram's action was captured in a single dynamic moment. Having anticipated him jumping the chasm, I had deliberately set the exposure time slow (1/160 of a second) in hopes of showing the extreme muscle strain necessary to complete the act while still maintaining sharpness in the head, eye, and horn of the subject.
Digital Alterations: 
Cropped and color adjusted.
Camera Information: Nikon D300
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