Mountain Goat
Oreamnos americanus

f13 @ 1/500s, ISO:2000, Nikon D3S w 300mm


"Mountain Goat," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mountain goats are the largest mammals found in their high-altitude habitats, which can exceed elevations of 13,000 feet (4,000 m). They sometimes descend to sea level in coastal areas although they are primarily an alpine and subalpine species. The animals usually stay above the tree line throughout the year but they will migrate seasonally to higher or lower elevations within that range. Winter migrations to low-elevation mineral licks often take them several kilometers through forested areas.
Mt. Evans (14,271 ft.), Rocky Mountains, Colorado
 
09/23/2015