Sunday, September 25, 2011

Goats climbing almost vertical dam

The small brown dots on the dam's face are actually mountain goats!
What you see here are Alpine Ibex climbing an almost vertical Dam located high up in the Italian Alps. Typically living in very steep and rocky terrain at altitudes to 4600m, these excellent climbers have no fear to climb up or down the steep dam's face.

Why they do it? They like to lick the stones for their salts!