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King of the Needles
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This showoff joined up with us as we neared the top of the south ridge. He was kind enough to let me take his picture. August 2005

Taken with Nikon FG, 50mm lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F
Photo by Gareth


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2skinnersVery nice

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Very good photo.
Posted Sep 25, 2005 6:36 am

GarethRe: Needle's king


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Yes, they are supposed to be rather timid. Unfortunately the mountains goats in this area aren’t anymore. Down where people camp, the goats come roaming through looking for stuff to eat. They especially look for salt sources, namely any place where you urinate. They will stand around, waiting and watching for you to pee, then they will go and lick it up. That’s what these goats were doing. I counted 19 goats in and around our campsite one morning.
Posted Mar 30, 2006 5:29 am



Voted 10/10

...creauture! Interesting composition!

Posted May 30, 2006 6:56 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadGreat

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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light in this photo, the goat looks almost translucent. I guess these goats are for the U.S. mountains what the the chamois is in the Alps (they are not goats but antelopes).
Posted Jan 13, 2008 11:56 am

Patrick BCool

Patrick B

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It looks like he posed for the picture. Great shot!

Pat B.
Posted May 24, 2008 8:41 am

GarethRe: Cool


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Yeah, that's what I thought. After I took the picture he walked (scrambled) off.
Posted Jun 19, 2008 2:06 am

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