Snobbish Goat Amongst a Sea

This was a fascinating event that happened about year and a half ago. This company “Living Systems Land Management” was hired to clear out the grass and weeds from several  strips of land near my home in Santa Rosa. What they did was bring in a small fence and surrounded a strip of land and unloaded about 2 hundred goats and sheep. I think that this is an awesome approach to clearing land of extremely aggressive and invasive plants.

These bad boys & girls took on everything, and I mean everything from poison oak to dandelions. The land looked great after they were done.

When I came across this I immediately turned my car around and went home to get my camera. I had to shoot this event. I spent about 2 hours shooting these eating machines and got some awesome shots. Not sure if I ever made it to where ever I was going that day.

In this image I am really not sure what this goat was doing, but He made this face after smelling another goats behind. Good smell or bad smell only he know. He maintained this face for good 3 minutes before returning to his duties.  The second image illustrate the quantity of  goats and sheep that were there. This only represents about a 10th for the herd.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

snobbish goat

"snobbish goat" ©Ray Mabry

Camera specs: Canon 1-Ds Mark II with Canons EF 70 – 200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens @ 200mm, 1/60sec at f / 3.5, ISO 100

Sea of goats

"Sea of goats" ©Ray Mabry

Camera specs: Canon 1-Ds Mark II with Canons EF 70 – 200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens @ 200mm, 1/200sec at f / 4, ISO 100

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