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Epic Heavyweight Bighorn Bosses Battle

This is Earlier in the Day.. Part 1 of 2 of Heavyweight Bighorn Bosses Battling. These Bighorn Sheep Rams represent some of the Biggest Rams in Canada's Rocky Mountains. Four of them were in a marathon Head Butting Battle for hours on this day. You can hear lots of vocalizing as these Heavyweights Grunt and Growl at each other while they figure out who the Boss will be going forward. These Bighorn Rutting Season Battles can go on for hours at a time along with Days at a stretch. Bighorn Sheep Ram's skulls and horns experience massive impact loads during ramming. Their structure and materials have adapted through evolution to sustain very large dynamic forces while preventing Brain failures or injury. Bighorn sheep horns are not shed and regrown annually so they can not rapidly heal damage. Sustaining repetitive high impact loads and harsh environments throughout the animal's lifetime is due to their Keratin-based horns that are much tougher than mineralized hard biological materials like bone.




Bighorn Heavyweight Rams Growl and Grapple with Lots of Vocalizing

These Bighorn Sheep Rams represent some of the Biggest Rams in Canada's Rocky Mountains. Four of them were in a marathon Head Butting Battle for hours on this day. You can hear lots of vocalizing as these Heavyweights Grunt and Growl at each other while they figure out who the Boss will be going forward. These Bighorn Rutting Season Battles can go on for hours at a time along with Days at a stretch. We witnessed some of the most heavy impacts we have ever seen with this group of impressive Rams. Bighorn Sheep Rams skulls and horns experience massive impact loads during ramming. Their structure and materials have adapted through evolution to sustain very large dynamic forces while preventing Brain failures or injury. Bighorn sheep horns are not shed and regrown annually so they can not rapidly heal damage. Sustaining repetitive high impact loads and harsh environments throughout the animal's lifetime is due to their Keratin-based horns that are much tougher than mineralized hard biological materials like bone.




Bighorn Sheep Quickly Calculate Mountain Climbing Routes

Bighorn sheep are natural agile Rock climbers that can quickly calculate Mountain Climbing Routes and climb up steep rocky slopes with ease. Bighorn Sheep can jump many feet across wide rocky mountain crevices in these rugged habitats. Even young lambs have very little trouble calculating the best routes when climbing rocky mountain terrain. This group is ascending during the Bighorn Sheep Rut Season.




Big Rams Still Working Out Who the Boss is!

Several Bighorn Sheep Rams are Still Working Out Who the Boss is during the Rutting Season. Each one Gifted enough to be Dominant, but a couple are starting to Stand out. Ewes usually have to be in Estrus for the Fighting to ramp up several more notches.




Heated Competition Starts - The Bighorn Sheep Rut!

About 7 Gifted Bighorn Sheep Rams met and Battled on this Day during the Bighorn Sheep Rutting Season. All of them are Gifted enough to be Dominant, which will likely mean the "Crowned King" may change depending upon who is drained and who has the most energy. Regardless, the Incredible Genetics going into this Group's offspring will surely strengthen their herds.




Snow on Mountain edges Doesn't Slow Down the Bighorn Rut!

Snow on Mountain edges does not slow down Bighorn Sheep during their mating season - the Rut. Bighorn Rams continue to check Ewe's estrus levels as their Rutting Season progresses, regardless of weather.




Big Rams Tolerate Each Other in the Beginning of Bighorn Mating Season

Several Large Bighorn Rams have gathered to pursue Ewes during the Bighorn Sheep Mating Season - The Rut. A Couple Mature Rams that Stand out will gradually use their genetic gifts and prime condition to intimidate their Younger or Older Rivals and ultimately pair up with Ewes in estrus.




Big Rams Appear for Bighorn Sheep Mating Season - the Rut Begins!

Several Bighorn Rams of Great Stature have appeared for the Rutting Season as of Today. Here is a Mix of Bighorn Sheep Bosses mixing it up with their Younger Parts During the Beginning of the Bighorn Sheep Rut.




Bighorn Sheep Rut - Canada's Angry Ram Mating Dance

Bighorn Rams Fighting for Mating rights During the Bighorn Sheep Rut. The larger Bighorns with superior genetics are able to battle like this for quite a long time during the bighorn sheep mating season. Several larger Rams are seen here battling for the right to mate on this day.




Bighorn Rut Behavior with Some of the Largest Rams

Some heightened Bighorn Sheep behavior during the Rutting Season. It has been a little more rare for so many Rams, including some of the Largest Rams seen this rut, to continue competing and fighting to mate for such a long duration. While there were a couple clear Bighorn Bosses that ruled when they asserted themselves, some young energetic Rams showed lots of incredible genetics, stamina and stubbornness. Hopefully, many new Lambs appear this Summer as a result of a successful Rutting Season.




Bighorn Rut Cautious Mountainside Mating

Late in the Bighorn Sheep Rut, the two Bighorn Bosses of this area have been well established. You can make out the largest and most dominant Ram as he ascends and moves mountainside, with number two backing down. During the Aggressive Bighorn Rutting season, you can witness death defying battles upon mountain edges, or the kind of cautious respect witnessed here. Early in the Rut, mountain edge battles for mating rights are common, but here, these Bighorns show the intelligence to be cautious and respectful as the largest Bighorn Boss moves up and towards the Ewes to mate.




Bighorn Sheep Rut - The Mating Chase

With Ewes in estrus, Bighorn Sheep Rams become very worked up and the Mating Dance ensues. Head butting becomes a common occurrence during these peak Bighorn Rutting days.




Big Rams Fighting for Mates

Big Rams Fighting for Mates During the Bighorn Sheep Rut. Bighorns with superior genetics are able to keep this battle pace up for quite a long time during the bighorn sheep mating season. Two larger heavyweight Rams are seen here battling on this day.




RAM Tough - Light Heavyweight Battle

Two Bighorn Rams separated from the herd to perform their ritual head butting battle. It almost appears that one Ram simply did not want the other one following him around during this time of the rutting season. The moments were captured over the course of a couple hours into dark. These Bighorn Sheep Rams looked as if they were going to continue their fighting much later into the night. *Thank you for your patience with us.. these moments are too rare to let the dark make us part early at the end of a great day!




Bighorn Bash

Bighorn headbutting at the height of the Bighorn Sheep Rut. Lots of Ram Rut fighting was captured this year and this is some of the best headbutts of these powerful creatures.




Rockies Rams During the Bighorn Sheep Rut

Rockies Ram behaviors during the Bighorn Sheep Rut. Bighorn Sheep mating season shows much more aggressive Ram behavior as they court Ewes and try to block other Rams from mating. When Ewes are in estrus, Rams will detect it through the flehmen response, which immediately heightens competition among the big males. Short Fights and jostling is common with big head butting battles being more rare.




Bighorn Rams Pursuing Ewes During the Rut

With Bighorn Sheep Ewes in estrus, Bighorn Rams are persistently pursuing them During the Rut. Mating season for Bighorn Sheep is well underway as fresh snow blankets the landscape.




Alberta Rockies Bighorn Rams Entering the Rut

The Alberta Rockies is home to some of the largest Bighorn Rams in the World. Some of the Bigger Rams continue to establish a pecking order as the Bighorn Sheep Rut escalates.




Bighorn Sheep Struttin' into the Rut

Bighorns are gathering for the rutting season. This powerful species is a favorite for us to witness. Here, in early rutting season, they are gathering with larger Rams, beginning to assert themselves among the Ewes. It may be a little early for estrus and mating, but not too early for the pecking order. These amazing mountain climbers are always so inspiring to watch. We hope they have a successful mating season.




Epic Canadian Rockies Bighorn Ram Battle

In nature with Canadian Rocky Mountain Bighorn Rams fighting during their rutting season. We were very lucky to witness this Epic Battle between two very gifted Bighorn Rams.




Bighorn Headbutting Battle in Canada's Rockies

These Bighorn Rams in their rutting season were triggered into a Headbutting battle we were lucky enough to capture. All in their Prime, three Rams fighting eventually turned into four, with the attraction seeming to be the sound of other Rams headbutting. We are showing the highlights here, which is almost all headbutting of one of the most incredible Wildlife days in the Canadian Rockies for us. This is with original sound.. we hope you can appreciate why we left it as is, including it's faults.




Bighorn Rutting Season Begins in Canada's Rockies

Bighorn Sheep Rutting Season Begins in Canada's Rockies. Even young Rams become naturally more aggressive during this crucial time. Typically, one large Male will battle to dominate and protect his females from predators and other males.




The Bighorn Rut is Coming

The Bighorn Sheep Rut is just around the corner! Here is a taste of some favorite Bighorn Ram, Ewe and Lamb moments as we anticipate being able to share many more new memories very shortly. You can view Rams kicking(taunting), flehmen response, head butting and fighting, pursuing and blocking ewes, as well as some newborn Lambs working on their mountain climbing skills in this video.




Bighorn Sheep Boss Receives a Challenger During the Rutting Season

A Younger Energetic Bighorn Ram showed up yesterday to Challenge this Areas' Bighorn Boss for Dominance. While Bighorn Rams are not shy about displaying their dominance, they are quite intelligent with calculating the effort needed to brush off a new Challenge to their mating rights. They can be very patient with harassment before committing fully into a dangerous Headbutting battle. If Ram battles are very long, they often attract attention from any nearby predators as it is common for exhaustion or injuries to create an opportunity. The loud noise generated by the head butting can echo quite far in Canada's Rocky Mountain valleys. This Ram battle took place at dusk with tricky lighting and very heavy wind conditions to overcome. It likely went on much longer into the evening. The Bighorn Boss remained the dominant Male in this particular spot today.




Bighorn Sheep Ramping Up for the Rut

More Bighorn Rams are looking healthy and huge this year than many in the past. Some areas have more than a dozen Rams together that will begin to assert their dominance in hopes of creating new offspring next Spring, Fathered by superior genetics. Here are some of this year's Healthiest looking Bighorn Rams as well as some up and comers.




Bighorn Sheep are Absolute Units

Here are some special moments of Rams, Ewes and Lambs in Canada's Rocky Mountains.



Bighorn Sheep Videos

Epic Heavyweight Bighorn Bosses Battle

Bighorn Heavyweight Rams Growl and Grapple with Lots of Vocalizing

Bighorn Sheep Quickly Calculate Mountain Climbing Routes

Big Rams Still Working Out Who the Boss is!

Heated Competition Starts The Bighorn Sheep Rut!

Snow on Mountain edges Doesn't Slow Down the Bighorn Rut!

Big Rams Tolerate Each Other in the Beginning of Bighorn Mating Season

Big Rams Appear for Bighorn Sheep Mating Season - the Rut Begins!

Prime Rut 500lb Bighorns Winter-Spring Weight Loss and Summer Gains

Incredible Agility of Newborn Bighorns

Brazen Bighorn Fun Behavior!

Awesome Bighorn Ram Bosses

Bighorn Sheep Designer Footwear for Mountainside Climbing

Bighorn Bosses Get to Relax Now

Bighorn Rut Cautious Mountainside Mating

Bighorn Rut Behavior with Some of the Largest Rams

Bighorn Bash

Bighorn Sheep Rut - Canada's Angry Ram Mating Dance

Bighorn Sheep Rut - The Mating Chase

Big Rams Fighting for Mates

RAM Tough - Light Heavyweight Battle

Rockies Rams During the Bighorn Sheep Rut

Bighorn Rams Pursuing Ewes During the Rut

Alberta Rockies Bighorn Rams Entering the Rut

Bighorn Sheep Struttin' into the Rut

Bighorn Bosses Pass by Us on a Common Trail

Bighorn Bosses Come Down to Mingle

Bighorn Ram Teenagers Host Their Own Version of the Rut

"I have a Very Particular Set of Skills" - Young Bighorn

Bighorns After a Heavy Snowfall

Bighorn Sheep are Absolute Units

Bighorn Rams Sensing Chemistry Changes in Ewes During the Rut

Rare White Bighorn Sheep Ram Lamb

Bighorn Boss Enforcing His Status During the Sheep Rut

Bighorn Sheep Ram Aggression Rising for the Rut

The End of the Elk Rut

Bighorn Sheep Ramping Up for the Rut

The Bighorn Rut is Coming

Challenger Moves in on Bighorn Boss During the Rut

Rocky Mountain Goat Kids

Bighorn Sheep Lambs

Cute Newborn Baby Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep Slow Motion Strikes with Audio

Bighorn Headbutting Battle in Canada's Rockies

Bighorn Sheep Boss Receives a Challenger During the Rutting Season

Young Bighorn Ram Trying to Isolate a Ewe During the Rut

Bighorn Sheep Ramping Up for the Rut

Bighorn Sheep Ramming

Bighorn Sheep Ewes with Newborn Lambs

Canadian Rockies Bighorn Ram Battle (trimmed)HD 2019

Bighorn Mating Season Begins in Alberta's Rockies

Bighorn Sheep Baby Descends Mountain Side in the Canadian Rockies

January Bighorn Sheep Ramming at Dusk in Canada's Rockies.

Male Bighorn Sheep Climbing in Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies Roadside Ram Rumble HD

Epic Canadian Rockies Ram Battle for Mating Rights (HD)

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