Such cool creatures and lots of fun to photograph. Taken back in June at Glacier National Park, this young goat was hanging out on Logan Pass. We spent a good bit of time observing it while it licked the rocks (for minerals) and grazed on some of the grasses and flowers.
Mountain Goats have a native range that stretches from the Rocky Mountains through Canada and into Alaska. Looking at those solid-looking feet you wouldn’t think they should be able to climb as well as they should. However they have cloven hooves that spread out and dewclaws that help them getting a grip.