King of the Needles

King of the Needles

You're in his world now…
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
on Sep 24, 2005 10:55 pm
Image ID: 127852


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2skinners - Sep 25, 2005 6:36 am - Voted 10/10

Very nice

Very good photo.


Gareth - Mar 30, 2006 5:29 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Needle's king

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.


Sajama - May 30, 2006 6:56 am - Voted 10/10


...creauture! Interesting composition!


Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 13, 2008 11:56 am - Voted 10/10


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).

Patrick B

Patrick B - May 24, 2008 8:41 am - Hasn't voted


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

Pat B.


Gareth - Jun 19, 2008 2:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool

Yeah, that's what I thought. After I took the picture he walked (scrambled) off.

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