After many times searching the Rocky Mountain Parks of Alberta, Canada, I finally managed to get good shots of Rocky Mountain goats. And this one was so nice, he came down the slope to look us over and then posed so nicely..many times! This was in Kootenay National Park, on a misty,overcast day, and maybe that’s why he was more out in the open. He’s just starting to shed his winter coat.

June 2011
Sony DSCF828 camera

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kootenay national park, alberta, canada, rocky mountain goat, animal, ungulate, horns, wildlife, goat, jann ashworth


  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 3 years ago

    Very cool, Jann! What a marvellous capture. It was probably looking for a handout!

  • lol! It probably was, but I wouldn’t have known what to offer!! We came around a bend in the road and there were about a dozen of them up on a steep slope, the first ones we’d ever seen clearly. And then a few of them came sliding down to look us over..just perfect!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 3 years ago

    oh he’s beautiful Jann! This shot is so natural looking, I love it.

  • Hi Vicki, glad you liked it! I was tickled pink, we’d been trying to get goat shots every time we went to the mountains and this time they came to!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 3 years ago

    Wow Jann what a terrific shot this is. You are so fortunate to have captured him and I have to admit to some jealous pangs LOL Great light and textures and a definite fave my friend! :>)) Leslie

  • Hi Leslie, many thanks. We really were lucky, this was the first time we’d managed to even get within sight of them, and they came down to look us over..what a thrill!!! Many thanks for the fave, too!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    18 September 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Thanks for accepting!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • deb cole
    deb colealmost 3 years ago

    I love it when animals “pose” for you! Super composition, Jann! Very nicely done! :o)

  • Hi Deb, me too..this fellow was such a sweetheart, I have more of him but I liked this one for his “debut”!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekalmost 3 years ago

    Just looking at the title, I thought George was at it again. lol.
    Nice capture, Jann. :)

  • LOL! Hi Stan, yep, it struck me the same way but it was too good a title to not use it!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations Jann!

  • Thank YOU Vicki, you’re a Sweetie! Glad you liked it enough for a Feature!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Great capture Jann.

  • Many thanks Julie, glad you liked it!

    – Jann Ashworth

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