If not hunted, mountain goats become habituated to humans quickly.
The good news is they lose their fear of humans and allow photographers to get very close to them in a wild setting.
The bad news is they lose their fear of humans and can become very aggressive.
On a spectacular day hike into Ingalls Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, I spotted three mountain goats. Two of them, a nanny and kid, came within 15 feet of me.
They provided some fun opportunities for my camera.
A photo tip is to get close, try to fill the frame.
And, attempt to capture them doing something interesting – – – bring them alive for the viewer.