14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The king of the Alps

Alpine ibex tend to live in steep, rough terrain above the snow line. This wild goat was walking on a rock looking for snow free grass. A very slow approach has allowed me to capture this shoot. The species is currently listed as of least concern by the IUCN

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Italy
Camera: E-M1
Copyright: © Maurizio Pasi