Mountain Goat at Snow Bridge - Granite Peak - Montana

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Comments (17)

K. Stahley on November 26, 2012

This Mountain Goat billy greeted us as we descended to the "snow bridge" area from our summit of Granite Peak. He climbs much easier than we do!

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on January 6, 2013

Oh! You have a great gallery. ♣ Like

All the best from Iran, Mahdi

K. Stahley on January 6, 2013

Yosarif, thank you for the kind comments.

BritPlom on January 7, 2013

An excellent photo!

These Mountains Goat does not look to fear humans!

I suppose that they are protected against the hunters since a long date?

K. Stahley on January 7, 2013

BritPlom, Actuallly, hunting of Mountain Goats is still allowed in most all of Montana, including where this photo was taken. Hunting is regulated and only a few permits are let for each hunting district each year. However, by the time hunting season has arrived, these elevations are usually inacessable because of deep snow and the Mountain Goats have migrated elsewhere.

Also, because there are so many hikers on this mountain plateau in the summer, the mountain goats frequently come into camp licking hiker's urine for the salt content.

Fred Quader on January 16, 2013

L 3, F 1, great shot.

Mher Ishkhanyan on February 12, 2013

Great shot YS & LIKE

K. Stahley on February 12, 2013

Kastl and MherfromArmenia, Thank you for your Likes and Favorites. They are appreciated.

Moni Quayle on March 19, 2013

I bet you felt great seeing (and taking) a picture of this wonderful animal. Great photograph! LIKE

Best wishes, moni

K. Stahley on March 20, 2013

Moni, Thank you for your L and your kind comments. I always enjoy when I can get a nice photo of one of the larger wild animals in Montana.

Gene Alderson on August 18, 2013

WOW, our little flat state has only a few big hills so I must go to another state to see mountains, this is a great photo , greetings from Delaware

K. Stahley on September 1, 2013

genealderson, Again, thanks for looking at my photos and for the positive comments. You need to come see Montana sometime. There are great mountains like this from NM to MT and up into Canada. Each range is as impressive as the last.

Gene Alderson on September 1, 2013

I hope someday to be a photo hobo and to drive around this wonderful country of ours with my camera and lots of memory cards

aNNa.schramm on February 4, 2015

Wow - it is agreat shot !! I saw they only as a little white point in Canada :)))


warm greetings aNNa*

K. Stahley on February 4, 2015

aNNa.schramm, Thank you for the nice comment and for the L&F. The mountains near here have many Rocky Mountain Goats. Most of them are somewhat approachable but we usually have to hike many miles to see them.

Bruce MacIver on September 22, 2015

A regal looking chap, and obviously sure footed.


Happy trails, Bruce

K. Stahley on September 24, 2015

Bruce Maciver, Thank you for looking at my photos and for the Like.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 22, 2012
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    by K. Stahley
    • Camera: Hewlett-Packard HP PhotoSmart R717 (V01.00)d
    • Taken on 2007/08/13 16:00:19
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • Focal Length: 11.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash