Baby alpine ibex learns mountaineering
by Adam Ciesielski, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
The ibex is a species of wild goat, typical for many higher mountains in Europe. They usually avoid people, but it is common to see them from a safe distance. It is very rare to spot baby ibex. This one is safe from people who cannot climb the steep rock, but apparently hiking down is also a challenge for it. The shot was taken in the Triglav National Park, Julian Alps, at about 1800 a.s.l. The Julian Alps are part of the Southern Limestone Alps, thus the distinctive colour of the rocks.
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