Representing an era and the beauty of the northern wilderness
The world's record Stone Sheep was taken in 1936 by Lee Sherman Chadwick deep within the Muskwa River Drainage of northern British Columbia. After all these years, it is still considered North America's most magnificent trophy. With both horns measuring over 50 inches, a beautiful configuration, and that luxuriant blue roan color of a Stone Sheep; he must have been a breath-taking sight.
Using a very classical pose, I wanted to capture the majesty of this incredible ram that harkens back to a time when huge expenditures of effort were required to reach such remote wilderness. A time when there were still areas unknown and it took weeks of horse travel to reach them. In many ways the Chadwick Ram represents that era and the beauty of the northern wilderness.