Portrait of a Mountain Goat Kid
As I was watching a nanny mountain goat climb up and down the steep cliffs on the edge of Montana's Glacier National Park, this kid snuck up on me. He was taking a different route up the cliff side than his mom, and I was in the way. We both saw each other at the same time and a short staring competition before I slowly drew my camera on him and starting snapping.
Out of the series, this one is by far my favorite. The lighting was favorable and everything just turned out right. And let's be serious, who doesn't love babies!
The mountain goat , also known as the Rocky Mountain goat, is a large-hoofed mammal found only in North America. Despite its vernacular name, it is not a member of ''Capra'', the genus that includes the wild goat, ''Capra aegagrus'', from which the domestic goat is derived. A subalpine to alpine species, it is a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice.