In many ways the role of the shepherd on a modern farm isn't so very different from less mechanised years gone by. One of the important tasks during the lambing season – which itself seems to get earlier and earlier with each year that passes – is to identify those lambs that may need a helping hand during their first few weeks. This lamb and ewe had been separated from the main flock in the open fields and brought into a farmyard shed, complete with automatic feeders and straw bedding. Here, the underweight lamb had quick and easy access to its mother and appeared to be thriving.
Canon 1DS MkII 1/60 sec, f10, 200mm, ISO 320