Bruno D'Amicis - Curious chamois

 

While photographing endangered Apennine/Abruzzi Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata), an Italian endemic subspecies, during their autumnal rut, I approached this unwary adult female while she was feeding on a sheer cliff. More curious than afraid, she allowed me to take pictures from a very close distance and so I used my 500 mm together with a 2x converter to get some unusual close-ups. I especially like this frame, with her keeping an eye (and two ears!) on me and a mountain peak out of focus in the background.


Location: Abruzzi, Italy

Tags: abruzzi, apennine, autumn, bruno damicis, chamois, endangered, italy, mountain, rupicapra pyrenaica ornata



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Comments

  1. Roy Mangersnes said:

    17/05/2010 22:20

    Very nice Bruno :-)

  2. Meelis Kivirand said:

    24/05/2010 23:33

    At the moment, I am as surprised as this chamois :)

  3. Oriol Alamany said:

    29/03/2011 13:30

    This is very, very close! The Pyrenean Chamois never get so close to me. Nice framing Bruno!