The Cingino Dam in northern Italy

These are Alpine ibex on the Cingino Dam in northern Italy.  The ibex are a type of wild mountain goat which are excellent climbers and typically live in steep, rocky terrain at higher altitudes, so the alpine environment of the Diga dal Cingino is not an unusual habitat in which to find them


For those who aren’t familiar with the view – it’s the downstream face of the dam and those dots are bighorns WALKING ACROSS IT.  They’re licking the surface – salt, maybe?


Thanks Gene