Oh to have long locks of hair billowing in the wind like that! The human Fabio has nothing on this guy. 😉
These guys are always a highlight of the summer months here in Colorado. Not only are they tons of fun to photograph, but getting to them means heading to 14,000 feet and a much-needed break from the heat at lower elevations.
Mountain goats are actually not native to the Centennial State. They were brought here over six transplant operations from 1948 to 1972 as game animals and as tourist attractions. Those 50 or so Mountain Goats grew to numbers in the thousands today.