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The Ibex says: Catch Me If You Can! Young female Ibex on the fork of Disteis (2,200 m), near the top of the Jof di Montasio (Friuli, Italy). The photo was taken leaning on the crest of the saddle: these beautiful animals had fun running on the edge of the ledges ... Alpine Ibex,Capra ibex,Geotagged,Italy,ibex,mountain goat Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

The Ibex says: Catch Me If You Can!

Young female Ibex on the fork of Disteis (2,200 m), near the top of the Jof di Montasio (Friuli, Italy). The photo was taken leaning on the crest of the saddle: these beautiful animals had fun running on the edge of the ledges ...

    comments (22)

  1. Oh my goodness, it is quite incredible how these animals can climb on mountains, makes me feel dizzy just looking at it! Wonderful capture! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Claire. If you want to see all the "service", go here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201353433669716.1073741832.1589845259&type=1&l=58b5c8b2cc Posted 5 years ago
      1. Amazing animals and great set! Posted 5 years ago
        1. Thanks! Posted 5 years ago
      2. Thank you for this Stefano, that is a great set of photos. Such magnificent creatures! Posted 5 years ago
  2. Great catch: with your photocamera! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Josine and Harry. Wonderful catch even yours!
      I have been in the Netherlands for work (I work for a green urban municipality of northern Italy) this spring to visit Utrecht and Culemborg: you have a very advanced management of green!
      Posted 5 years ago
  3. Fantastic photo Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Graeme. Splendid your reptiles! Posted 5 years ago
      1. Thanks Stefano Posted 5 years ago
  4. The composition of this photo is just perfect to outline this species abilities. Well done! Posted 5 years ago
  5. Thanks Ferdy! Congratulations for your Creation ... Posted 5 years ago
    1. You mean this site? Thanks! But remember, true creation lies with members like you uploading photos. I hope you'll continue to enjoy the site. Posted 5 years ago
      1. You bet! Posted 5 years ago
  6. This is something you dont get to see everyday. Great shot. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Avinash! Beautiful your Bengal tiger!!! Posted 5 years ago
  7. Thought you may like to see this... quite incredible!
    http://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/30/What-Are-Those-Objects-On-The-Dam-Wall-You-Have-Got-To-Be-Kidding
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Yes I've seen: there are a lot of videos on youtube .... Posted 5 years ago
  8. I happen to see these species in NGC TV channel, & This snap is the BEST capture, Stefano, Keep posting. Great Work.!! Just out of curiosity may I ask you, What is the reason behind climbing such huge mountains ? Do you have any information or a clue ? Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Sunil!
      There are several reasons, but perhaps the most important is that, as often happens in the wild, these animals have found a "niche" where they can play and eat away from predators: in fact these animals live above 2000 meters and then had to learn to live with the vertical walls, using their highly sensitive hooves.
      Posted 5 years ago
      1. Good information shared, Thanks you so much :) Posted 5 years ago
  9. Fantastic capture! Great comp and presentation... well done!! Posted 4 months ago

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The Alpine ibex, , is a species of wild goat that lives in the mountains of the European Alps. In its habitat region, the species is known as ''bouquetin'' , ''Steinbock'' , ''stambecco'' and ''kozorog'' .

The Spanish ibex and the Middle Eastern Nubian ibex are very close relatives of the Alpine ibex, and were formerly considered to be subspecies. Fossils of Alpine ibex dating back to the late Pleistocene, when it and the Spanish ibex probably evolved from the extinct Pleistocene species.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Stefano Zocca
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By Stefano Zocca

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Uploaded Nov 2, 2013. Captured Sep 6, 2013 14:06 in SP76, 33010 Chiusaforte, Udine, Italy.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO400
  • 135mm