Here's a picture worth a thousand words. I wish there was some way to convey how hard it is to get some of these shots.
This picture was the result of about 6 hours of climbing, sliding, clinging to high cliffs and crawling through picker plants and mud...
My clothes were ripped to shreads and I was covered with cuts and bruises. Fortunately, I had some of the best guides on the planet!
A fantastic and amazing family who care for this forest took me in while I was in Tajikistan.
The father took me out to this spot while one of his sons walked through another area to scare this Markhor out and across the opposing cliff.
Not the best shot, but so much effort went into this one that I'm putting in on here for now anyway. I could hardly walk after this outting.
Along the Afghanistan border in Tajikistan