Lucky Video Action Shot of two Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)

On my recent 2 day trip to the breathtaking Plateau of Fuorcla da Rims (Google Maps) near in the canton of Grisons, Switzerland, I was very lucky in coming across a and being able to focus my video camera on it in time.

To my pleasant surprise, a second chamois, to me not known to be present, enters the frame towards the end of the recording.

I always wonder where these animals get their strength from, feeding only on sparse vegetation. It is very impressive with what speed they charge the steep terrain.

The chamois ( rupicapra) is a species of goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe, including the European Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, the Tatra Mountains, the Balkans, parts of Turkey, the Caucasus, and the Apennines.


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