This is the second blog about the goats on Mount Evans, the first can be viewed by clicking here.
On the upper reaches of Mount Evans I came across five mountain goats. One Billy, two Nannies and two Kids. For awhile it was just me and the goats grazing on the tundra, slowly working their way up the mountain as the sun rose.
Interspersed with feeding the two Kids could not help but embark in some playful fun. It was at times ungainly but still a joy to observe. Whilst not adverse to the odd head butt most of the time they seemed to be trying to get on to each other's backs as two of the images below show before a display of togetherness as they decided to move upwards at a pace I could not match.
The image above is probably my favourite of the images of the Kids. Helped of course by the morning light but captures the dichotomy that I feel exists with these young goats, a sense of belonging in their environment but also a little sense of not yet being totally self assured.
All the images were taken with a Canon 1DX MkII and EF200-400mm f4.0 lens. Click on any image to view a larger version.