This mountain goat nanny seemed less than thrilled about the blustery winds atop its 14,000+ foot high home.
The last vestiges of its winter coat were holding on tightly and billowing in the wind behind it. Of course wind at that altitude is pretty much a given with few breaks and daytime temperatures consistently chilly if not cold, even in July.
Not long after I was on Mount Evans getting this picture, word came from Colorado Parks & Wildlife that they were having issues with people and the mountain goats. Bad human behavior including feeding the goats, getting way too close to the animals, trampling the alpine tundra, etc have all been witnessed lately. It is a shame and folks need to respect the creatures and the landscape up there!