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This animal was photographed by Tim, my daughters partner, he tracked it for about 45 min and was able to get this image.


lorraine - Mar 29, 2008 10:20 PM EDT
Thankyou so much Anne and Carol for looking in, he is a fantastic looking animal, I am yet to see one of these up close yet.
shutterbug - Mar 28, 2008 06:09 PM EDT
Gorgeous photo of this animal! Carol
anne - Mar 28, 2008 03:22 PM EDT
What a stunningly beautiful Himalayan or Mountain Goat or Thar!! Wow!! And what a background for him!! He could have been posing, he is so perfect!! I also loved the yellow of the tip of the branch having yellow in it. Were those flowers or the leaves changing. A fantastic and beautiful picture. I loved it!!
Guest - Dec 17, 2007 01:20 PM EDT
Hi Tania, thanks for looking in, he is quite healthy, but I dont think Tim grooms them, Ness said they smell terrible, like an old billy goat.
Guest - Dec 17, 2007 05:02 AM EDT
Lorraine this is a fantastic capture. He looks so healthy and groomed lol. I would love to take photos like this also. A trip down south may have to be planned for later next year lol.
Guest - Dec 17, 2007 03:30 AM EDT
Thanks for looking in Gampr, I'd love to photograph animals like this also, but I just don't thik I could out run him if he decided to charge, I'll leave it to the experts.
Guest - Dec 17, 2007 01:48 AM EDT
Beautiful Mountain Goat. Challenging to get a shot like this with a creature like that! Really wonderful!
Guest - Dec 13, 2007 04:54 PM EDT
Thanks A.Lovely, I know that as soon as these animals see you the are off, but I wouldent like to corner one, My daughter tryed to save one lost from its mother, it was very small and he would charge her when she went to feed it, even though it was unwell.
Guest - Dec 13, 2007 02:04 PM EDT
Wow that is a very daring photograph. What great composition for nearing such an animal.
Guest - Dec 13, 2007 12:45 PM EDT
Thankyou Whittler and Talsi for looking in and the kind comments, Tim said he managed th get quite close to this animal because it was blind in the one eye, even so still took quite a bit of time to get near him, he must have being determind to get this photo.A beautful looking animal Talsi, yes its a Tahr.
Guest - Dec 13, 2007 09:29 AM EDT
Nice capture - I like the catchlight in his eye. Is this animal a Thar? I have never heard of one.
Guest - Dec 12, 2007 06:40 PM EDT
WOW!! A great shot,its hard to get close enough to a wild goat to get a decent shot.
Guest - Dec 12, 2007 01:54 PM EDT
Thankyou sparkle and Nikon-nut, I'll double check with Tim later, but my understanding is is a Himalayan Mountain Goat, these were introduced into New Zealand quite some years ago, but only in the South Island, they live in the mountain ranges, they are very nimble on the rocks and move at quite some speed, the reason Tim got so close to this guy is that he was blind in one eye, the eye you see, its being digitaly replaced by Tim from another tahr, I think he did a really good job.
Guest - Dec 12, 2007 06:28 AM EDT
An interesting beast. I'm guessing a sheep.
Guest - Dec 11, 2007 11:56 PM EDT
Great shot. What is it though?
Guest - Dec 11, 2007 06:12 PM EDT
thankyou Jas, I'll pass your comments on to Tim, I'm sure he'll be pleased you like this.
Guest - Dec 11, 2007 05:08 PM EDT
Great shot Tim! He looks quite majestic against the lush green background.

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