Shedding Winter, and Standing Proud Wild

After a particularly brutal winter in Turnagain Arm she stands tall and proud wild.
She is shedding the coat that allowed her to survive,
and will have to grow a new one when freezup comes again in three to four months.
Proud wild is not like our pride, it is not arrogant nor self indulgent,
but a posture of an absolute commitment to a dignified survival in a wild and harsh environment.
Ewe Dall Sheep, Turnagain Arm, Chugach Mountains Alaska.

KSP_5342 a Shedding Winter

Note: Proud Wild is my term and my (humble) interpretation

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10 Responses to Shedding Winter, and Standing Proud Wild

  1. Sue says:

    Wonderful Pic, Proud and Wild, may he be for everyTake careSue

  2. puzzle says:

    The colours of the image underline the posture of absolute consciousness in communication with your presence.

  3. T says:

    He\’s looking great!For him is more natural to adjust the climatic changes but for us "spoiled" people much more harder.Interesting colours of the rocks.Hug,T

  4. Horst says:

    Wonderfull photo, Steve.

  5. Rhapsody says:

    Blessings my alaskan friend, I trust you and your family are all well. love the pic as usual. Have a fantastic week

  6. catamaran says:

    Beautiful Steve… love the animal.

  7. R U Serious says:

    She\’s looking great! Proud Wild is a perfect description. Love the rocky terrain too.Now, my three dogs know the rules but Luka??? He will get there soon.Bob

  8. Neora Chana says:

    Love it, \’proud wild\’; definite feel to it that describes so well…

  9. Tatyana says:

    wow… just wow… you need a talent not just to take a great picture but to see this great picture first and then catch a moment. you have it all!

  10. R U Serious says:

    Thanks Steve. All is well here thanks to very small aftershocks.

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