The Agile Fox Friday Foto – 07.20.2012

After a year and a half of including a ‘pic of the week’ at the end of my weekly training summary, I’ve decided to let it stand as a post of its own.  I’m also implementing a rule that the Friday Foto needs to have been taken sometime in the last week.  No recycling.  I am doing this to keep me engaged in building my photography skills, and to make me work harder to get fresh shots.  Click here to see my previous Friday Foto posts.

According to Wikipedia, Mountain Goats do not belong to the genus Capra (that of true goats).  Instead, they are the sole species in the genus Oreamnos, a Greek term meaning mountain lamb.  In the wild they live from between 12 to 15 years, with a lifespan mainly dictated by their teeth wearing down.  Nannies give birth in late May to early June.  The kids weigh around 7lbs at birth.

This pair is likely just 4-6 weeks old.  They were a lot of fun to watch as they played and jumped from rock to rock.

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Just Kids
1/125, f/6.3, 102mm @ 500 ISO

Posted on July 20, 2012, in photography and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That’s a serious contender for my favorite of yours, ever. The youthful curiosity, the composition, they look almost groomed.

    • Thanks, mtnrunner2! I shot so many good ones in a 10 minute span it was really tough to choose, but a great problem to have. This was on Quandary (about halfway up). I would love to go back in another month or two and be able to see their progress.

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