THE DESERT SHEEP

The Deserts throw up life in an unusual and enchanting way.

The featured image shows  young sheep   ( Scientific name Ovis Aries) or lambs looking for food in a terrain which is bereft of grass. There is only sand as far the eye can see.

The gorgeous Red clothes of the Lady Shepherd provide a beautiful contrast to the stark and barren expanse of the desert.

sheep in a  desert
A spot of colour in a stark desert

The mother sheep  or EWE with her udders full of milk seeks food herself as the hardy Milkweed  shrub provides the backdrop .

the mother and kids
The Mother and her Kids

The Lady Shepherd doubles up as a farmer and separates the chaff from the seed while the Mother sheep sunbathes in the glorious Winter Sun .

food in the desert
Siesta for Mamma

A close up shows up  her beautiful ALL SILVER anklets, the Kejri tree and the Milkweed shrub.

The grain being separated  is JOWAR , a millet which forms the staple diet of the desert people.

separating the grain and the chaff
Food is scarce

The  photographs shared above  were taken on the Sand dunes near Kichan or Keechan  ( a lovely village famous for Demoiselle Cranes).

The Desert Safari was organized by THE KHURJA RESORT where I spent a few nights.

The Desert is however changing rapidly as electricity reaches every home in this desolate area. I did observe electric poles being installed.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

18 thoughts on “THE DESERT SHEEP”

  1. I have not seen desert sheep, but I have see wild mountain sheep in the Rocky Mountain national parks of western Canada. The rams are quite large, up to 350 pounds, and impressive with their long, curved horns. They’re also quite adept at climbing steep slopes, which I had the pleasure of watching a couple times.

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