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She Wasn't Alone

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 16 November 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

She brought her kid. What a treat seeing these mountain goats who apparently come here to drink. The mother is a fairly large, solid looking animal with a pair of very sharp horns. I would say she's been around humans before because she was watchful but calm. She determined we weren't a threat.

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PATRICK from miramas, France

splendide compo

16 Nov 2014 5:36am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Really beautiful "mother and child image". They live in a fairly harsh conditions.

16 Nov 2014 5:36am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Yes, it's really a fantastic meeting

16 Nov 2014 5:39am

k@ from Paris, France

The clarity of this image milk the goats up ! Wonderful !

16 Nov 2014 5:55am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful composition

16 Nov 2014 6:21am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...Magic meeting and a fabulous image !!!

16 Nov 2014 7:51am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ils sont "mimi" tous les deux.

16 Nov 2014 8:49am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A breathless sense of unreality to this . . a lovely moment.

16 Nov 2014 9:26am

Devi from Chennai, India

what a beautiful image here !!! I love the mood here !!!!!

16 Nov 2014 9:29am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle photo!

16 Nov 2014 9:40am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent capture! I like it!

16 Nov 2014 10:09am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

great capture

16 Nov 2014 12:15pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture ! Thanks for sharing !

16 Nov 2014 12:29pm

Kyu from Japan

It's a wonderful shot of a lovely scene. Excellent framing.

16 Nov 2014 1:50pm

gerard1948 from Spain

Wonderful, they are cute. Excellent composition, light and colors are superb. Great shot, I like a lot
Have a good Sunday.

16 Nov 2014 3:03pm

Slackwater Don from Spokane, United States

The ability of animals to perceive "friends" and "foes" is remarkable. A fine shot of the two. I can't imagine raising a young one in that rugged, very rocky area.

16 Nov 2014 3:25pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


16 Nov 2014 3:43pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This is magnificent! 5 stars from me

16 Nov 2014 3:56pm

jean pierre from paris, France

splendide image!! amitiés

16 Nov 2014 4:29pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


16 Nov 2014 5:41pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is wonderful:-) Beautiful, Beautiful Animals, don't you think?

16 Nov 2014 6:03pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Yes, they are gorgeous creatures.

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A wonderful capture Steve --- one in a lifetime !!!!!!
Kindest regards Monika
(and I took her for a horse !!!)

16 Nov 2014 7:35pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

What an excellent opportunity!

16 Nov 2014 8:10pm

Diane from Vancouver Island, Canada

what an amazing encounter. Obviously well worth the climb. Great image

16 Nov 2014 9:45pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A wonderful composition Steve !! Absolutely beautiful !! Excellent scenery too !!

17 Nov 2014 1:47am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb nature photo! the two goats are wonderful and that mountain scenery in the background is fantastic... well done!

17 Nov 2014 2:19am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

hermoso lugar . una foto que me transporta a otro espacio , las cabras parasen estas posando par tu foto . hermosa Steve . un beso grande . Alejandra

17 Nov 2014 2:49am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique vue de ces chamois tout blanc quelle image avec le petit superbe dans la montagne.

17 Nov 2014 3:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic scene with the rocky wilderness as backdrop.

17 Nov 2014 8:39am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh ils sont beaux

17 Nov 2014 8:40am

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic. Beautiful scene and lovely animals. Love this. :)

17 Nov 2014 5:53pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

They are too cute inhabitants of this mountain

19 Nov 2014 8:49am

Kiki from Ambert, Auvergne, France

Very soft meeting! Bravo to have seen them on this clear bottom!

20 Nov 2014 5:52pm