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The Nilgiri Tahr in Kerala, India.

This Nilgiri Tahr (usually called 'mountain goat') was being chased for a snap by a tourist when it bumped into me and kind of posed for a portrait. The moment was a bit confusing for me as well as for the Tahr. We both paused and stopped, but I was quicker enough to focus on him for a straight view. The Thars live on the mountains of Munnar in Kerala, south India and do not come out into roads like this often.

TAGS: Animal, India, Kerala, Nature, Wildlife

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2014
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 19, 2015, 8:56 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
Focal Length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO3200
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PHOTO LOCATION Munnar, India