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Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat
: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
: Animals
: 2010-08-12
: Mammals
: Canon Powershot SX210IS
: 2010-08-24 21:29
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Mountain Goat
Capra hircus

Prior to the arrival of Captain Cook, goats were unknown in the Hawaiian Islands. Captain Cook released goats in 1778 and between 1792 and 1793 Captain Vancouver also released a variety of animals that may have included goats. Eventually goats found their way to all the major Hawaiian Islands.

As with just about every other animal introduced to Hawai'i, the original intentions were good but the end result was damage to the fragile ecosystem of the islands. Goats, escaping domestication, quickly reproduced creating large populations of wild goats that lived in the rugged mountain rainforests and lava fields.

Goats, along with pigs, are responsible for the extinction of a number of native Hawaiian plants. They forage and destroy all ground cover and damage ancient rock-work with their hooves.


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Hello Manyee,

a very nice shot from this Goat.
good pov and framing in the picture.
Exellent to see his camouflage here in his habitat.
Fine colours.


Ciao Maynee, great capture of lovely creature in a beautiful natural ambientatione, good colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Manyee,
A nice capture of this beautiful Mountain Goat. Very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

nice capture, TFS Ori

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2739 W: 280 N: 4918] (19857)
  • [2010-08-25 19:38]

Outstanding capture Manyee,
This is a great angle showing him in his natural environment with excellent detail and beautiful colors. From his sagging stomach he looks to be well fed. Great exposure. Very informative notes! Well done!!

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