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#1 Terry

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 12:12 AM

This mountain goat is at the Hidden Lake Overlook on the top of Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. It is in the middle of July and his winter coat needs to go.  

 

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He is keeping a close eye on the hikers who have crossed a couple miles of open fields of snow and tundra to get to the overlook.  Here up against the mountain is the first clump of evergreens since the start of the hike.  Now and then a hiker makes for the middle of the evergreens and the goat rushes in for the minerals he finds there.  We hear a startled yell and out rushes the hiker.

 

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The noise doesn't bother the goat at all.


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:54 PM

 Peninsular Bighorn Sheep.   They are endangered and live in the mountains adjacent to where we live in the California desert.

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 09:08 PM

What a great topic and photos! 


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 10:55 PM

Loved Glacier Park; went on a heli ride and saw BEAR and Goats, it is a fabulous destination, 

 

thanks for sharing..

 

No goats in my yard, but I am trying to capture shots of two black swans seen in the river yesterday.


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:51 AM

Here are some Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep from Yellowstone:

 

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:19 PM

Some sheep and goats encountered while hiking in the Canadian Rockies.

 

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 04:42 PM

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~ @Pennyanne

 

Many thanks for posting such a delightful image!

 

The soft texture of the coat is so clearly rendered.

 

I especially like the purple wildflowers, which add a decorative touch.

 

Truly fine photography of a very special species.

 

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 01:02 AM

@Tom Kellie. Thank you. It was a special moment in the Lake O'Hara region of the Canadian Rockies. Just my husband and I on a hike. We turned a corner and these goats were beside the trail. They were not at all concerned by our presence.
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Posted 27 May 2015 - 01:10 AM

@Tom Kellie. Thank you. It was a special moment in the Lake O'Hara region of the Canadian Rockies. Just my husband and I on a hike. We turned a corner and these goats were beside the trail. They were not at all concerned by our presence.

 

~ @Pennyanne

 

The lighting on the goat and the vegetation are exactly what I most like in wildlife images. They provide useful ecological context.

 

I appreciate your sharing the circumstances, which makes the image more special.

 

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 11:25 AM

Medicine Lake, Alberta, Canada. Bighorn Ewe and Lamb

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 12:28 AM

some great shots! its scary when I can pick out the location of some of the pictures to within feet :D

 

here are some goats and sheep, also from Yellowstone

 

 

 

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 05:24 AM

@BobsCreek, "some great shots! its scary when I can pick out the location of some of the pictures to within feet :D"....Not at all, it just means you are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful spots in the world!
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Posted 14 September 2015 - 10:13 PM

We went to Glacier NP last month with a goal to hike a lot and find some goats.  Well, the smoke from all the wildfires around killed any chance at scenic photos and most of the hiking. But, we did see goats, so the trip wasn't a complete bust:

 

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 08:49 PM

Bighorn Sheep

Yellowstone NP. Between Mammoth - Gardiner. A real stronghold area for them. 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:38 PM

Walia Ibex.  Simiens Mountains, Ethiopia.

 

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:39 AM

@ellenhighwater Your photo of a  Walia ibex.I have long wanted to visit Ethiopia and visit Simien Mountain National Park.Of course, the amazing scenery and gelada monkeys are also equally essential to see.


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:42 AM

@ellenhighwater Your photo of a  Walia ibex.I have long wanted to visit Ethiopia and visit Simien Mountain National Park.Of course, the amazing scenery and gelada monkeys are also equally essential to see.



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Posted 18 June 2016 - 04:25 PM

Pronghorn Sheep or Pronghorn antelope. 

Yellowstone , Lamar Valley.
 

They are easy to see in this valley and you are almost guranteed to see some of them. 
350-400 individuals roaming the northern part of Yellowstone. 

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 03:01 AM

Spanish Ibex in Grazalema Nat Pk,  Andalucia,  May 2016 

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Doing the Ibex thing

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And another

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