A group of Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli dalli) were eating the dried grasses on the orange-red slopes in Alaska. A light flurry of snow was dusting the landscape; a little reminder that winter would be here soon.
This group of four (4) Dall Sheep are herbivorous; sheep eat grasses, sedges, lichen, moss, and other plants. Winter diet is much more limited as compared to summer and fall. In the winter, they consume dry, frozen grass and sedge stems available when snow is blown off the winter ranges. Some populations use significant amounts of lichen and moss during winter.