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Copyright: Damien Datry (Prop) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 1 N: 11] (93)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-06 5:52
Viewed: 3715
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Alpine Ibex (Capra ibex) spotted on a ridge close to the Grand Veymont summit, a few minutes after sunrise.

Male specimens commonly grow to a height of about 1 metre (3 feet) and reach a weight of about 100 kg (220 lb). Females are usually only half the size of males. Apart from size, males can also be distinguished by their prominent beard. Older males will tend to grow beards under their chin. Both male and female ibexes have large, backwards-curving horns although those of the male are substantially larger and can grow to an impressive length of up to 1 m. These horns are used to defend themselves from predators such as wolves, lynxes, bears, jackals and foxes. Small kids may also be susceptible to attacks from large predatory birds such as eagles. The Ibex has a brownish grey colouring in the summer which changes during the winter months to a richer, darker brown. It is related to the Nubian and Siberian ibexes.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-07 3:00]

Hi Damien,
Lovely capture! I liked the composition and lighting a lot. POV and DOF is very good. Well done and TFS.

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