Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bighorn Sheep

Earlier this week, wildlife biologists began trapping bighorn sheep at Antelope Island State Park in order to get a hand on overpopulation and to help establish a new herd in Central Utah. I went out on Tuesday to photograph the process. You can also see a video that I made from the day and more photos here. Enjoy.

Utah Department of of Wildlife Resources employees and volunteers from Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife weigh a bighorn sheep on Antelope Island on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. State wildlife officials are capturing and moving 30 sheep from the island to form a new herd in Central Utah. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Bighorn sheep are moved beneath a helicopter to the staging area on Antelope Island on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The sheep are captured with a net gun fired from a helicopter. After they're netter, a person known as a "mugger" hops from the helicopter and restrains the sheep for transport. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Highlights From 2013

I made it through 2013 and thought I would share a few of the photo highlights from the last year. Many of these images are from my first year shooting for the Standard-Examiner in Northern Utah. Looking forward to what 2014 brings. Enjoy.

Big Brush Creek Cave
©Benjamin Zack

Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo wrapped up the final night at Pioneer Stadium on Wednesday, July, 24, 2013. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Elijah White-Scott waits as Kevin Styles combs out his hair before a haircut at Marshall White Community Center on Monday, August, 19, 2013. Styles, who is a barber at Envy Me Salon and Spa in Roy, was one of nine barbers from around the region giving free back-to-school haircuts.(BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)