I took the bike up to Mount Evans yesterday for some hiking and photography. At 14,264 ft, the air is a little thin. There is 60% less oxygen in your lungs at this elevation compared to sea level.
Up this high, there are only a few species of wildlife. Marmots, pika, big horn sheep, and mountain goats are common. Elk can be found here, but usually stay around the 12,000 ft level as there is more grazing there.
I seen a few bighorns off in the distance and pika were everywhere. I took off my 14mm lens and put on my 300mm lens for a few shots of the mountain goats.
Mountain-Goat-at-13,000-ft by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
Here's a kid, he(she?) was mewing for its mama.
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Mountain-Goat-Kid by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
Here a nanny uses her kid for a pillow. They have it pretty easy in the summer.
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Nanny-and-Kid by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
This guy was looking over the herd.
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Mountain-Goat-on-Watch by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
If you want to see the landscape photos I took, the thread can be found here: http://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php?t=1327353