Mountain Goat - Alpine, Wyoming by Mitchell Tillison

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I captured this shot after a very slow (on my part) stalk and chase up a nearly vertical incline. The location was a couple miles outside Alpine, Wyoming, about 300 feet straight up from Highway 26.


winter, travel, nature, outdoors, adventure, goat, wildlife, coat, alpine, horns, wyoming, shaggy, mountain, snow


  • gaylene
    gayleneover 5 years ago

    what a wooly beast this goat is – I wouldn’t want him to turn around and butt me – he looks mean! Great shot and great work getting it – even if you are tired from the stalking

  • Thanks, Gaylene! I was worn out, by the end, but also very energized by the experience of getting to be so close to them in their natural habitat.

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaover 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture. Well worth the chase…..great job!

  • Thanks, Carol! I had driven on, but my traveling companion coerced me into going back and then almost literally dragged me through the 3-foot high snow drifts that were at the lower elevation. And of course, I am very happy now to have gotten the shot.

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonover 5 years ago

    wow… awesome capture!

  • Thanks, Gail!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL image!! Not easy to find these beauties so close up and personal……….you did a fabulous job Mitch!! :))))

  • Thanks, Rose! It was quite the rodeo!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture. He looks so soft.

  • Thanks, Karen!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...over 5 years ago

    Good golly! What a behemoth. Glad you puffed your way up there to get this beauty. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Thanks for your kind comment, Cathleen.

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Paul Albert
    Paul Albertover 5 years ago

    Superlative capture! Enjoyed as well admired!

  • Thank you, Paul! I hope you are enjoying the rain today!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    A wonderful capture!!!!! Well worth the effort I’m sure!!!!!

  • Yes, I am indebted to my buddy for prodding me to go up and get it. Thanks for your comment, LoriLee!

    – Mitchell Tillison

  • Vincent von Frese
    Vincent von Freseover 5 years ago

    One of the best pictures of this animal I’ve seen!

  • Thanks, Vincent!

    – Mitchell Tillison

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