Mountain goat kid from the Chilcotin Mountains, BC, Canada. The baby was only a few days old at the time these photographs were taken. Unsecure and clumsy on the sheer rocky slopes, he was being carefully watched over and encouraged by his mother—the nanny.
Nanny and kid in their element on the rocky terrain. Credit: on of us
Credit: One of us
Credit: One of us
Approaching mountain goats closely is challenging. These ungulates are perfectly adapted to steep, rocky terrain and inhabit remote, high-up areas that are often inaccesible to humans. Moreover, they are generally shy creatures. To sight this young goat taking its first faltering steps, we had to reach the mountain top, a 2-hour climb on a hazardous slope where rockfalls regularly occurred (see images below).
Getting closer to the top. From this point, the climb became more difficult because rocks were increasingly larger and often slid down. Rocks were crumbly and fell down without notice. There were fewer trees and vegetation to hang on to. Credit: Lisa Munz
Looking down to where we started. Up to this point, the rocks are quite small making for an easy climb. Going back is a fun slide down but ruins your shoes! Credit: Lisa Munz
Location: Chilcotin Mountains, BC, Canada
Fall impressions of Carpenter Lake captured from a viewpoint near Pearson Ridge in Gold Bridge, BC, Canada. With a length of 50 km and width of 1 km, this artificial lake is the largest of the three reservoirs of the Bridge River Power Project, the two others being Downton Lake and Seton Lake.
West-view of Carpenter Lake from Pearson’s Ridge with Dickson Peak in the background. Credit: Yalakom
East-view of Carpenter Lake from Pearson’s Ridge. Late fall. Credit: Yalakom
East-view of Carpenter Lake from Pearson’s Ridge. Credit: Yalakom
The colossal reservoir quickly fills up in the spring as glaciers melt and then empties from Continue reading