This is a Kamzik we spotted when hiking to Zbojnicka chata (hut) in the Tatra mountains.
These beautiful animals are critically endangered and not often seen. For more information see Wikipedia
The walk started from Hrebienok and took us up the Studena Dolina valley, climbing steadily up a series of nick points and following a babbling clear stream through pine forest and clearings.
Chains helped us negotiate a couple of rocky outcrops and there were several scrambles across large rockfalls, though it was never vertiginous.
As we crossed the stream for the final time we had a breather, and it was there that we saw a small herd of Kamzik just up the valley. The approached us cautiously and wouldn’t get too close, but I managed to get several good shots on the D800 with the 24-70 zoom lens. They came out well.
From the stream it was 30 minutes to the chata where we had lunch: it was very quiet compared to the huts we visited and we enjoyed the Slovakian tea as usual. I left an RFU whistle there - fell out of my bag on the terrace.
The hike back to Hrebienok was uneventful, though both our feet hurt after a week’s walking on hard granite.