National Geographic : 1939 Jul
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byWendell Chapman TOO YOUNG TO FIGHT, TOO OLD TO STAY WITH THE "WOMENFOLKS," ADOLESCENT RAMS FORM THEIR OWN GANGS Mature rams leave ewes and lambs to shift for themselves except in the mating season. The big fellows graze far from the flock inaselect club, to which these two- and three-year-olds are not strong enough to gain admittance. White rumps and hind legs ofbighorns resemble skintight pantaloons and are conspicuous at a short distance. When a few hundred yards away, the "pants" are a perfect camouflage on snow-covered, bush-dotted slopes or crags.