A confident bighorn sheep ram checks you out and stares you down. The growth rings in his wide-set horns show him to be at least seven years old, not counting the broomed tips.
A mountain goat mother listens attentively to her kid while the pair climbs down the mountainside on a crisp, fall day in Glacier National Park.
Behind the lens.
Mountain goats can be pretty tame during the summers in the park. Just about every visitor takes pictures of them up at Oberlin Bend and Logan Pass. Unfortunately, summer is when they shed their thick, beautiful coats, making the goats look pretty bad. Not their best side at all.
But if you climb around in late fall, just before the snows close off access, you just might find fluffy, white goats that are set for winter in their new coats -- like this nanny and her kid.
Like our own fingerprints, the pattern of golden flecks on each long-toed salamander are unique - not to mention beautiful. (Note - this image can be hung vertically or horizontally!)