Mountain goat

Mountain goat in Jasper National Park

The white mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus) that are sparsely peppered along the Canadian Rockies are a favourite animal of mine.  Yesterday we (okay, John Marriott) spied a large male grazing on an almost vertical cliff a couple hundred feet up from the valley floor west of the Columbia Icefields.  A beautiful scene to photograph one of these most beautiful of creatures.