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Mountain goat

Mountain goat
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Copyright: Martin Valliere (marval) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 19] (160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax *ist DS, Pentax FA 80-320mm/1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-16 13:13
Viewed: 7149
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Description - The Mountain Goat, a blunt, squarish-looking animal has a narrow head with slender, black, shiny horns rising in a backward curve to a length of 10-12 inches. The coat is white and on the chin is a double beard of long hair. Weighing an average of 150-300 pounds and reaching heights of 35-45 inches, the mountain goat is sure-footed and agile due to its hooves with cushioned skid-proof pads for grip.

Distribution - The mountain goat lives in rocky mountainous areas above the timberline throughout parts of North America. British Columbia's population is by far the largest at approximately 100,000.

Biology - This mountain goat feeds on alpine grasses and flowers to almost any tree and shrub. The rutting season occurs between November and early January and the young (often twins) is born in May or June. The greatest cause of death for these mountain dwellers is accidents and in the winter when the availability of food is decreased, they are more susceptible to disease, parasites, predators and accidents.


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A rather majestic shot of this furry fella. THe wind blowing through his coat adds to the drama of the shot. The lighting on the rock and tufts of grass is very cool too.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-17 1:30]

Martin vous avez fait un joli cliché qui me ravit. Le point de vue est bien pensé. La pose de la Chèvre est sympa avec le contraste sur le ciel pur.

Nice POV. The light around his fur makes him look so august. I like the contrast of his soft looking fur and the hard looking rocks. Very dramatic.

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