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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Mountain Goat near the summit of Quandary Peak

This photograph illustrates why I am so fortunate to live near the Colorado Rockies. During a climb up Quandary Peak, with my father and brother, we came across a number of mountain goats--although this one seemed to be just as curious about us as we were of him. The quiet moment shown in this photo is one I shall never forget or take for granted.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Near Alma, Colorado, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D300S
Copyright: © Matthew Quigley