Ibex in Valpelline

Last weekend I went up to Nakamuli and Collon refugee, in Valpelline, Aosta valley (Italy/Switzerland).

I collaborate to a documentary about old Collon refugee, a lost place in the wild, many years ago used as place to rest and sleep before a climbing day, now replaced by a newer and more comfortable refugee (Nakamuli). This documentary is about collecting memory of that place, to promote it hoping it will remembered and saved due to its historical value.

During a break, I followed an ibex on the rock. It was very photogenic! I stayed faraway to take some pics, then I tried to get close to him, and he has gone away, walking on a ridge and going back to the refugee.

Pictures taken with Nikon D800, 70-200 F4.
July 2022.



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Wow. You walked this and saw that?

What a moment! Bit jealous :)

Incredible

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It looks like it posed for you, did you bring some salt for it?

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Really!
No, i haven't any food for him

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They really like it if you bring a big bag of salt up there and throw it on the ground, they crave it sort of like horses and cattle.

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What a fortunate encounter that was for you and the ibex. Your photos are stunning!

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What a shot, it must be taking lot of effort to have it freeze.

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Wild with big horns.. lovely photography... Nice work keep it up

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Wow, it's such a beautiful creature. Those horns are everything! Also the appearance of this creature really suits the appearance of that environment, like they compliment each other. Great shots @barnabo73

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