Hiking and Ibex

Yesterday morning early I went for a hike. It was particularly to see Ibex. I had been 2 times already in the last couple of weeks but too much snow hindered progress. Yesterday was Ibex day. They were everywhere. I started at the refuge de Bises. This is what greeted me on col de Floray

I walked on passed Darbon lake. There were a few tents around and up to a plateau where 2 Ibex where fighting it out on the cliffs above. I sat with camera on knee for steadiness. Fairly quick shutter speed and continuous mode shooting.

I then walked along a ridge towards col D’Ugeon and passed close by to so many Ibex I couldn’t count!!

I very often go off the beaten track which I did here to clamber up dent du Velan to get this picture looking out over lake Geneva in the distance. Coming down another little group of Ibex

Finally heading back to Bises I looked up at Rocher GravΓ© that I had passed earlier. You can still make out the Ibex middle left of picture above the snow patch.

This Post Has 36 Comments

    1. admin

      Thanks Cee.. I was out by 06h30 and really pleased with the outcome.. πŸ˜‰

    1. admin

      Yes.. thank You.. I was amazed they were so in focus.. πŸ˜‰

        1. admin

          It is a sony rx300. It is fairly new.. I had a simpler sony before.. I am enjoying it..

    1. admin

      I could not have asked for more perfect..

        1. Sorry- you’re referring to the spotting. I’ve obviously got my Monday head on πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

          1. admin

            haha yes bit confused!! πŸ˜‰

  1. Sheryl

    Wow – these photos are amazing. What a beautiful area! You were fortunate to see so many ibex.

    1. admin

      Yes it is fortunate and the best place to see them..

  2. Hi Lisa, Your photography just gets better and better. And what worthy subjects. Amazing pictures.

  3. I hope you don’t get tired of this word, but … stunning! I kept going back to the photo captioned “I then walked along a ridge towards col D’Ugeon and passed close by to so many Ibex I couldn’t count!!”, with the endless peaks marching into the distance.

  4. admin

    Thank YOU.. They just didn’t run away.. πŸ˜‰

Leave a Reply