National Geographic : 2017 Nov
Nelly (left) and her then mate, Redrock, graze in their home pasture in Clay County. The fact that sheep and goats were among the first animals that humans domesticated drew Kern to photograph them. “We’ve evolved with this unique kinship,” he says. “It’s a reciprocal relationship.” R. J. Kern’s book, The Sheep and the Goats, will be published in spring 2018 by Kehrer Verlag.