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Wild Side — Tell a Story and Turn Ordinary Photos into Extraordinary Ones (preview)

©John E. Marriott Photo: A mountain goat perches precariously on a cliff high above the Sunwapta River in Jasper National Park, AB Settings: ƒ4.5@1/800 sec., ISO 400, Canon EOS 5D, 500mm lens.

©John E. Marriott
Photo: A mountain goat perches precariously on a cliff high above the Sunwapta River in Jasper National Park, AB
Settings: ƒ4.5@1/800 sec., ISO 400, Canon EOS 5D, 500mm lens.

Story and photography by John E. Marriott

They cling to tiny precipices on our loftiest, snow-clad peaks like high-altitude daredevils, walking minute ledges on sheer rock faces and leaping from crack to crack, their lives always dependent on never making a single misstep. Yet most pictures we see of mountain goats, our most sure-footed mountain athlete, do little to tell us just how precarious a living goats eke out on our cliffs and crags in British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

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