Capra Ibex at Jalouvre (153)
|Note : 5 hours trip with snowshoes in deep snow and a nice shot of a beautiful old male Ibex.|
On his horns we can verify that he is 17 years old...
Place : Jalouvre in Alps mountains, altitude : about 2000m.
Name: Ibex - Scientific name : Capra ibex - Family : Bovidae
Description : wild species of goat characterized by the enormous horns recurved which, in the male, measure between 70 and 140cm ; those of the female are shorter. The ibex of the Alps, which is representative, measurement between 65 and 105cm height to the garrot, changes color according to the season while passing from brown reddish to the brownish gray, and joins in groups of single people and herds from ten to twenty females. One finds it on the steep grounds, between the limit of the forests and that of snows, in the Alps. The herds of males and females meet only in period of coupling. The ibex of the Alps has the very sure foot and is famous for its agility to jump between the rock projections.
Ibex are found in Eurasia and North Africa.
Photo : Slightly cropped and resized in 800x600 for TN.
Workshop : In the workshop I sent a funny version of my picture.
The Ibex and me thank you for your nice comments ;-)