After having such an extraordinary experience last week, I just had to go back. I found that the Antelope/Pronghorn were well into their rut and small groups have formed into large herds. The action was fast paced as big bucks were chasing does around and fighting with each other for the females.
Lots of photos to edit, but here are a few of my favorites so far.
33 thoughts on “Back to the Sheldon”
Beautiful animal, haven’t seen it before.
Thank you Pieter. Antelope or more properly Pronghorn are one of my favorite things to see in the high desert.
Superb portrait and action shots Alison! I’m not too familiar with these beasts so appreciated your post all the more. Looking forward to your follow up.
Thank you Nick. These are among my favorite desert dwellers. They are so exotic looking they almost don’t look as if they belong but they are magnificently adapted to our high desert. Lovely to watch. 🙂
One of my favorite animals. You did them justice. 😊
Thanks! They are a favorite of mine too. So beautiful with those large expressive eyes. 🙂
Great action shots. It must have been loud and exciting to watch.
Thanks Dragon! Surprisingly not so loud but certainly exciting. 🙂
Majestic! Especially love the shot of the two locking horns. Gorgeous creatures and amazing scenery, and you capture it so well!
Thanks Allen! 🙂
Marvelous shots of these gorgeous critters. You’ve stirred my interest in Sheldon. Roughly a month from now we’re thinking about heading to the Four Corners region. Either heading out, or on the return trip we’re thinking about taking the route through Denio. Looks like Sheldon might be a good place to camp.
It is a great place to camp. Just keep in mind that it is very remote. Gas is available in Fields, Oregon and Cedarville California. So plan accordingly. Make sure your spare is good. Lots of folks carry two. This last trip I camped alone at Catnip Res. Didn’t see another soul for three days. Have fun!
Thanks for the advice. We’ve always made sure to top off at Lakeview or Winnemucca, but good to know about Fields. I was thinking that Denio also had gas, but I think that was many, many years ago. I’m also curious about your blind. Have you posted about it, if not might you do so?
Denio has not had gas service for a few years. Makes it difficult. I got the blind from Naturescapes. It is made for photographers. Have fun and looking forward to hearing about your trip. 🙂
Beautiful specimen, and wonderfully composed photograph!
Thank you so much! I appreciate the compliment about the photo. 🙂
Great shots. The pronghorn are fantastic creatures. I used to travel through New Mexico frequently and there is a stretch of highway from Cimarron to Raton where I saw pronghorn every single time I drove it. Sometimes they numbered close to 50 at a time. It was always a highlight of the drive.
Thank you! They really are lovely. It is always a treat to see them. 🙂
Magnificent! I love the action shots!
Thank you! 🙂
Fantastic photographs, Alison! Beautiful animals, I’ve never seen them in real life so thanks for sharing!
Thanks Calee. They are really fantastic subjects to photograph.
Gosh, and you had a camera! I can’t say enough..Those images are perfect.
Thank you! I am pretty pleased with these. 🙂
Spectacular shots and so much more memorable to have ‘freeze-frames’ than antlers on the wall…
Thanks and I agree. 🙂
Beautiful series – enough to line a hallway of these incredible animals.
Thank you Dalo! 🙂
Where have you gone to? I saw your ‘like’ at my latest post and wondered why I hadn’t been getting email announcements of your postings?
Gosh I know it has been a long time. Life has conspired to keep me from posting but not to worry. Will be back soon. 🙂
How beautiful it is *-*
Looks like the plains where I spent my formative years. Very nice. Thanks!
Really like these. As usual!