Saturday, July 26, 2014

Chamois in the Austrian Alps

I saw this group of Chamois during a mountain tour in the Death Mountain range (Totes Gebirge) in the Austrian Alps. It was a hot summer day and first they were lying on a ice field in the sun, a good idea with cooling from the ground and the sun from above. Later, after some clouds covered the sun, a goat with three lambs (very rare, normally they have one or two) went to grazing on an alpine meadow.

Chamois in the Austrian Alps
Chamois on a ice field. 


Chamois herd in the Austrian Alps
The goat with three lambs.

Chamois goat with three lamps in the Austrian Alps.


Birding was poor, all the alpine species I expected to see, were on vacation in other mountains (:-(). There were some Alpine Chough flying over us, but I had to survive the way at this moment (very steep). At the end there was a pair of Alpine Accentors on a snow field. The only birds to photograph in three days. 

Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris) on a snow field
Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris).

Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris) in the death mountain range
Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris).

11 comments:

  1. The goats are a cool sighting...Sounds like an awesome place for a tour! Thank you for linking up to my Critter Party. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. It must have been a lovely treat to see and photograph the Chamois.

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  3. The goats are beautiful. Too bad the birds were elsewhere.

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  4. They are so wonderful ! What amazing photos !

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  5. Fantastic find! I love seeing your photos! Too bad you didn't get to see other species as well.

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  6. great catch even if it was not much. :)

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  7. Wow....impressive, strong willed and beautiful birds you've shared.

    Love the wildlife photos also.

    Thanks for linking up this weekend at the Bird D'Pot!

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  8. Lovely bird-photos!
    my bird post at: http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  9. wonderful images of the wildlife. TFS

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