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Mountain goat - Glacier NP, USA


Allen, US
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lstavast Awarded for his contributions to the Resources Registered since 01st Jan 2003
Wed 16-Jan-08 01:24 PM

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.

Lyle Stavast

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