Daily Archives: July 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.