Dwarf Bharal (Pseudois nayaur schaeferi)

The Dwarf Bharal – also known as Dwarf Blue Sheep – is a goat-like caprid. It is much smaller than the Greater Bharal, has differently formed horns and…

„Caprinae world“: That’s what it’s all about.

„Caprinae world“ is an online catalogue with information about wild goats, sheeps and related species. Some of the data has never been made accessible online – accept here.

Dwarf Bharal Tour. China, Yunnan, Rini Mountain 2018

You won’t find a picture of a real one on Wikipedia! There is no photo of a life animal in the internet at all – except here. It…

Birds of the Tien Shan

Some birds I encountered during a Biosphere Expeditons trip in the West-Karakul-River area, Kyrgyz Range, Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan (other locations are indicated).

Searching for THE GHOST in Kyrgyzstan

From July 30th to August 12th 2018 I had the pleasure to be on a „Biosphere Expeditions“-Trip to support a conservation project regarding the very elusive Snow Leopard…

15 hours in the Chartreuse Mountains, France

I basically had 15 hours on May 3rd and 4th 2018 during a family trip to look for Chartreuse Chamois. I got great views of this subspecies. And…

Magic Mishmis – A wildlife watching trip to India’s furthest northeastern corner

There were two species, which I wanted to see in the Mishmi Hills for my caprinae world project: Mishmi Takin and Red Goral. And I was very, very…

Mishmi Hills Birds

Check this illustrated list of birds (70+ species) if you want to find out what you can expect when you go birding in the Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh,…

Mammalwatching in Slovenia + Risnjak NP

Through Jon Hall from mammalwatching.com I heard of a 3-day-press-trip through Slovenia and Croatia. I applied and the organizers from LIFE DINALP BEAR welcomed me. My family and…

Mit sieben Falken unter einem Dach

Sechs Jahre haben wir auf sie gewartet. 2017 ist sie nun endlich eingezogen: eine Turmfalken-Familie. Vier Monate habe ich sie mit der Kamera begleitet.  

Wildlife and birds of Mandra Edera, Sardinia

In June my family and I spent a few days at Mandra Edera. This country hotel in Western Sardinia, Italy, is mainly a destination for horse riders, but…

India & Bhutan, 2016 – a mammal trip report

It has been a dream for years to visit Kaziranga Nationalpark. Pobitora and Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary in India and finally Bhutan were equally on my wish list.

Ralfs Buch zu Bär, Luchs und Wolf

Einen Wolf heulen hören! Wissen wo der Luchs zuhause ist! Oder einem Bär ganz nah sein! Hier erfährst du wie das geht.


Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni)

Find below a series of Desert Bighorn Sheep photos showing physical features and behavioural patterns. 

Cantabrian Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica parva)

Rupicapra p. parva is, as its name suggests, much smaller than the other two Southern Chamois subspecies. In fact the Cantabrian Chamois is the smallest of all chamois.

Pyrenean Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica)

The Pyrenean Chamois is the nominotypical taxon of the Southern Chamois. It is smaller than the Apennine Chamois.

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis)

Find below a series of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep photos showing physical features and behavioural patterns.

Tyrrhenian Mouflon (Ovis aries musimon)

Find below a series of Tyrrhenian Mouflon photos showing physical features, behavioural patterns and various habitats. 

Spanish Ibex (Capra pyrenaica)

There were once four different subspecies of the Spanish Ibex. Only two survived.

Hispanic Ibex (Capra pyrenaica hispanica)

Find listed below a series of Hispanic Ibex photos showing physical features, behavioural patterns and various habitats. All photos by Ralf Bürglin

Victoria Ibex (Capra pyrenaica victoriae)

Find listed below a series of Victoria Ibex photos showing physical features and behaviour patterns.

Apennine Chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata)

The scientific name refers to its ornate appearance. The Italians simply call it „the most beautiful chamois in the world“. Looking at the contrasting winter pelage and the…