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This fight I surprised her at Livigno in Italy.
Livigno is a town in the the province of Sondrio, in the region of Lombardy, Italy, located in the Italian Alps.
This fight is given two copies of the Alpine ibex species.
The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) is a ruminant of the size of a goat (about a meter and a half long), but quite typical because of the knotted, long (up to meters) and heavy horns standing (even 15 pounds) to form of scimitar. The horns of the female serve only to defend their young and are rather short and pointed. The summer coat is gray or brown-gray with a black stripe on his belly, winter is clearer. Their structure is the same as the chamois, then there are rings and accruing annual and can therefore accurately assess age. On the horns of the males is also observed that the rings of "ornament" that increase usually every 2 years, however, is not an absolute rule. In the ibex hooves are broad and flexible articulation with independent adapted to travel on rocky slopes and impervious. Males have a sort of beard under the chin. In winter, to improve protection from the cold, you develop a thick fluff that animals lose later in the spring (when descending toward the valley floor to coincide with the season of play) rubbing against the rocks.

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  • Copyright: Adrian Rusu (roges) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 209 W: 0 N: 157] (1212)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-05-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-05-16 10:16
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