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Alpine ibex

Capra ibex

Description:

Alpine ibex relaxing on mountain top.

Habitat:

Mountains, spotted at 2400m

Notes:

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11 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Yes, please! :-)

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 4 years ago

Thank you Marta!
I think I will post the other who was dead sleeping few meters away from this one.
I guess climbing on top of the mountain made him feel pretty tired...
I will post the photos now!

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Impressive and fascinating!

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 4 years ago

Thank you Armadeus, I hope to capture more photos soon!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

Frederic, that is an amazing series. I love the third photo. Thank you for sharing :)

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 4 years ago

Yes indeed, end of a 500mm :)
I was very close to hi, indeed. I talked peacefully to him and showed him my presence quietly. I didn't joined him at the mountain top (extra top), as there would have been no escape way for him or me.
So I stayed a bit and move back slowly while talking.
I did it for bears and it worked so, I guess it's to make the animal feel calm and not stay too long.
He looks healthy indeed, sunbathing on a mountain top must help :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

I guess he's probably still at the long end of a 400 or 500 mm zoom :-) Great stuff, I love the eyes. He looks very healthy.

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 4 years ago

Thank you Emily!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 4 years ago

OMG amazing shots!

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 4 years ago

Thank you Daniele, yes indeed, but not too close to not disturb him (too much I guess).
Plus on a steep ridge, you don't want any trouble :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Great series! You got quite close to this one :-)

Château-d'Oex, Vaud, Switzerland

Lat: 46.53, Long: 7.15

Spotted on Aug 17, 2014
Submitted on Aug 18, 2014

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