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.

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  1. Oh Lisa, these photos are so stunning πŸ˜€

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

  2. Lovely lovely photos! Print and mount one? (The two fighting)

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

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

  3. Wow! What beautiful light you had for these photos! Stunning!

    1. I could not have asked for more perfect..

    1. It certainly was.. πŸ˜‰

  4. Everything they said and more, Lisa! Just fabulous πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Jo.. 3rd time lucky.. πŸ˜‰

      1. Is it just me, or WP in general? πŸ€­πŸ’•

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

          1. haha yes bit confused!! πŸ˜‰

    1. They most certainly were.. hahaha

    1. hahaha they certainly were..

    1. Thank YOU, Lucky there were so many…

      1. Yes, I have not seen one and just make myself content with your photos.

        1. Thank YOU πŸ˜‰

  5. These are absolutely stunning photos very sharp and saturated! Well done.

    1. Thank you Tok.. a great hike..

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

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

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

    1. Thank YOU so much.. happy weekend..

  8. Oh Wow, Lisa! What a fabulous sighting. Surely you enjoyed your hike! πŸ˜‰

    1. It was amazing.. πŸ˜‰

  9. 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.

    1. It’s the most beautiful ridge!!

  10. Ah, the amazing great outdoors. Beautiful shots of the ibex.

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

    1. They certainly were..

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