Saturday, March 03, 2007

Okanagan Mountain Goats


On a bike ride last week near Summerland, I spotted the herd of mountain goats I've been seeing for a few years. They're easily visible from the highway, but the trail I was on took me closer to them than I had been before. I had brought my camera, so I hiked in even closer and got some nice shots of these amazing creatures:

8 comments:

Garth said...

Some great shots Jer! Excellent contrast of white on blue!

Jeremy said...

Thanks, Garth. I was really happy about these...both the experience itself and the photos after the fact.

Garth said...

Hey you nailed something about photography - the experience behind the photo is often more significant than the picture itself. Sometimes we take photos to capture a moment, sometimes for artistic merit or creative expression, but ultimately it is the story behind the photo that is most valuable.

Jeremy said...

True enough. I've also been trying to enjoy beauty for its own sake lately, reminding myself that capturing it with the camera isn't the only way to appreciate it. The usual mode for me is to forget the camera, then regret missing all the beautiful shots I'm seeing along the way...duh.

Anonymous said...

Jer, again, you truly have an eye for beauty! Those are incredible shots with the dark blue. Looks like you captured the moment. Thanks for sharing with us who don't get out to the wilds. Pearl

Jeremy said...

Thanks, Pearl. I'm always glad to hear that you've appreciated the photos, since I started the blog (almost four years ago already!)mostly for you and Larry and the family...

Myron said...

Nice shot. I kinda wonder what the goat is thinking...

Jeremy said...

Thanks.

I think it's pretty clear what he's thinking: "Who the hell is that creature, what is he doing up here, and why is he pointing that thing at me?"