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Dry stone wall surrounding rocky pastures with grazing or resting sheep on West Coast of Norway in spring
Nikon D3X and Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8G VR II at 135mm, f/11, 1/200sec and ISO200.
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Dry stone is a building method by which structures are constructed from stones without any mortar to bind them together. Dry stone structures are stable because of their unique construction method, which is characterized by the presence of a load-bearing facade of carefully selected interlocking stones. Dry stone technology is best known in the context of wall construction, but dry stone artwork, buildings, bridges, and other structures also exist. A dry stone wall, also known as a dry stone dyke, drystane dyke, dry stone hedge, or rock fence, is a wall constructed from stones without mortar to bind them together. As with any dry stone construction, the structural integrity arises from compressional forces and the interlocking of the stones. Such walls are used in building construction, as field boundaries, and on steep slopes as retaining walls for terracing. (Wikipedia)
Ewe and lambs of old Norwegian Sheep (Wild Sheep) breed resting in green spring grass.
Nikon D3X and Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8G at 200mm, f/16, 1/125sec and ISO 200.
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The Norwegian feral sheep (Villsau) is an unimproved remnant of the old Norwegian landrace that was raised in the country since the Viking age. It is a small primitive, short-tailed sheep that is mainly found on the west coast of Norway. The breed is adapted to grazing outside all year around in cold and windy climate. They have a strong flocking instinct and are good mothers. The sheep are small framed, with good legs and a fleece varying in colour with gray and black badger-face the most common colours. Rams are usually horned but 90 % of the ewes are polled. The wool is double coated with variable fibre length and diameter and is used for handicrafts. The mean greasy fleece weight is around 1.5 kg. Adult live weight is 50-60 kg for rams and around 32 kg for ewes. The litter size varies from 1 to 4 lambs at birth. Mean carcass weight of lambs is 12 kg when slaughtered at the age of 5 months. The lamb meat is marketed as a specialty product and is quite popular in restaurants. The population size has grown from 500 sheep in 1956 to around 20,000 adult sheep in 2001. (North SheD - Origin and diversity of North European sheep breeds)