Guardian of the Mountains

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
83/8 sec. / ISO 3200
Nearest Area
dehradun, Uttrakhand, India.
Tahr are close relatives of the wild goat. The Himalayan tahr is one of the three species of tahr. Himalayan tahr have short legs and small heads with large eyes and small pointed ears. The males are larger than the females. They are mostly active in the early morning and late afternoon... They move to higher elevations in the morning, when they will escape most predators, and then spend the day resting. As the day ends, they move to lower elevations where food and water are more abundant. Tahr are found around rugged wooded hills and mountain slopes, reaching elevations of up to fifteen-thousand feet. Primarily eat grasses, shrubs and trees, they play an important role in the prairie ecosystem by providing food and creating a unique habitat in the great plains of Uttarakhand. I took this image at the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, in Chopta, India, just after sunrise. Himalayan tahr, Kedarnath Wildlife Santuary, India, Canon 7D Mk II, Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6, f/6.3, 1/1250sec, ISO 400
Date Added
December 12, 2020
Date Taken
November 11, 2020