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This alpine member of the Caprinae is easily recognized by its shorter black horns (curved at the top for adults; present on both males and females), which it keeps for the duration of its life. Its semi-flexed posture gives the chamois a lot of spring.
Native to European mountains; forests, pastures and rocks.
There are two different individuals in this spotting. Generally you're aware of their presence because of the noise made by rocks falling under their footsteps. However the one on the first pic virtually jumped in front of me and totally surprised me. 5th pic comes with a complimentary alpine marmot in the frame. To learn more about the alpine marmot see http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/652...