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Mountain Goat

The Mountain Goat (Rocky Mountain Goat) is a large-hoofed mammal, that lives in the northern part of America. The animals (which are despite the name not real goats) are really good climbers, what they proofed me when I saw them. They can run up some rocks very fastly, that are even difficult for us to climb. They use their ability to find places to rest, where they are safe from any predators.

People in Canada and the US told me that we were really lucky to see them because actually they are quite shy and can not be seen so often by tourists. I discovered two of them sitting on some rocks about 20 meters away from the road, when we drove through Glacier National Park. So we immediately stopped our car and went out to watch them. The didn΄t even care so much when we approached, they were just relaxing on the rocks and dind΄t want to change their place. Just when I started to take some pictures of the two Mountain Goats that were already there, a third one arrived. It just crossed the road and ran up the rocks faster than your eyes could follow until it also reached a place where it could recline.

The picture you can see now only shows one of them, another one with two or three of them might be still to come, but I wanted so start with a close up. Unfortunately there was no more light illuminating the scenery, the photo would have probably been far better, but I was so happy to see these animals that I just had to post a picture of them.

I΄m glad for any advice, hint or proposition, that could help me to improve my photography.

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