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Ibexes are strictly herbivorous and survive on a diet of grass, moss, flowers, leaves and twigs. If leaves and shoots are out of reach, Ibexes often stand on their rear legs to reach this food. They eat during late afternoon and evening hours, descending at this time from the high steep cliffs and into the lower alpine meadows below. The rest of the day is spent in the higher altitude of the cliffs and hills. This pattern of remaining at higher altitudes during the bright daylight hours helps protect them from predators that do not inhabit such high terrain. In the winter, Ibexes also tend to live at lower altitudes since food is scarcer. The need to drink every few days in the summer causes the Ibexes to seek permanent residence within proximity to a dependable water source during this season. If predators are after them, Ibexes will hide in the rocks of the steep cliffs.

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  • Russ Styles
    Russ Stylesover 4 years ago

    Love the tone and finish on this Manfread..well gritty, very appropriate.

  • Hi Russ! Thanks for that!

    – Manfred Belau

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    Manny, have you ever had a show for your work??? I would hope so…. Your work is so great…. This shows your ability….. This is probably the only Ibex I’ll ever see..well this close…. thank you kind sir!!!!
    Brenda

  • Thanks Brenda! Stop making me blush, will you?!

    – Manfred Belau

  • Gursimran Sibia
    Gursimran Sibiaover 4 years ago

    great shot… brilliant work!

  • Thank you very much…

    – Manfred Belau

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago

    2-16-10

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    You have been chosen as an OUTSTANDING Black & White Photographic Artist! SUPERB ART PIECES!
    Spotlight Artist Update…Part Two
    Spotlight Artist Update…Part One

  • Thank you Pat! :)

    – Manfred Belau

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you!

    – Manfred Belau

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago

    2-16-10

    Please enter tag: aorbfebfeatures…thank you.
    (Sorry for being late in getting this to you..better late than never!)

  • Don’t know how you keep track of all that anyway Pat! You are doing an incredible job!!! Thanks so much!

    – Manfred Belau

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