29 August 2015

Rupicapra rupicapra

Chamois, (Rupicapra rupicapra) or Capra Neagra in Romanian is a wild mountain goat that can be met on the higher massifs of the Carpathian Mountains.

It was a beautiful day today, just perfect for a mountain hike, so I did a day hike with my daughter in Bucegi Mountains. We went up along the beautiful Malaiesti glacial valley.  It is one of the most beautiful mountain valleys in the area. I visit it a few times a year, hiking, running or sometimes during winter on skis.

In the upper glacial circus we had the surprise of the day! We came very close to flock of chamois that was grazing on the beautiful mountain pastures. To our surprise, although they were quite close to the trail, they did not seem to be concerned by our presence, so I had time to take a few shots with my little camera:

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