I had just had my F100 for a couple of months and made a pilgrimage back to the "old country" for a family reunion ( my parents emigrated from Canada before I was born).
The park and drives are WONDERFUL.
On the "Road to the Sun" (I think the right name), we stopped at the top and a couple of these goats came through the middle of everyone and just grazed away, seemingly unconcerned. I got several good photos of this one, and a mother and it's baby (is that a KID ?).
F100 - 80-200/2.8 with a Kenko 2x (forget the autofocus on this one even in bright light). Kodak Supra 100 and a fairly low fstop, shutter don't remember. I braced lens on a parking lot rail, sat on the parking lot and shot away from about 60 feet.
Not sure if the missing hair is mange or annual shedding of hair - this was in late July, and there was still lots of snow on the sides of the roads.
Great place to visit and see some wildlife up close.
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#1. "RE: Mountain goat - Glacier NP, USA" | In response to Reply # 0
Photophil Basic MemberTue 12-Feb-02 08:53 AM
Great picture. I think they behave like the ibex in the European Alps, which are also very tame. The missing hair is normal. It is in fact annual shedding as you mentioned.
#2. "RE: Mountain goat - Glacier NP, USA" | In response to Reply # 1
lstavast Registered since 01st Jan 2003Tue 12-Feb-02 12:19 PM
>Great picture. I think they behave like the ibex in the
>European Alps, which are also very tame. The missing hair is
>normal. It is in fact annual shedding as you mentioned.
Thanks for telling me it was normal shedding - my young son was worried that it was sick (mange)- I know little of wildlife.
I suppose these guys are related directly to the Ibex ? someone out there know that stuff - I failed Latin (and biology for that matter...). Is the Ibex limited to Europe - I recall someone's photo of them reared to bash heads on this site (was it your photo Phil ?).
I'm still calling it a WILDlife photo even though they seem pretty tame ... I mean, they have dangerous looking horns - you know ???