Mark Tucker : Journal

The Goat Girls

Posted in Random Image by marktucker on March 9, 2010

I got a call from my friend Diana recently. She’d discovered this baby goat and wanted to photograph it for her company. When we were finished with that, we had about fifteen minutes with the goat before it had to go home, so we shot some stuff with her daughters. Here are a couple of frames.

Backstory: I guess when a goat has babies, it’s normal for the mother to have only one or two babies. In this case, there was a third one born in the litter. But I guess the mother has some innate knowledge that she only has enough milk for two babies, so she ignores the third one. The human mother of all the goats recognized this, and took the third baby and is feeding it by bottle, to get it strong. She even takes it to work with her. In these pictures, the little baby is only seven days old. Very sweet energy; it just ran around my apartment, crawled under the sofa, explored all the crannies, and then chewed on my running shoes. When you picked it up and wrapped it in its little blanket, it would just calmly lie there and almost be lulled to sleep.

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  1. Olivier said, on March 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    ce regard de la jeune fille est superbe, il nous hypnotise, superbe photo…

  2. Steve Burns said, on March 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Very sensitive images, thanks for making and sharing them with us.

  3. Cameron said, on March 10, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Sweet pics Tuck! You are back in the groove with the Hassy.

  4. dominique said, on March 10, 2010 at 9:51 am

    lovely atmosphere. love them

  5. Jeff Zelevansky said, on March 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Beautiful. And they can eat poison ivy.

  6. Tom said, on March 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Geez, how could you go wrong on this one? Kids plus the cutest goat on the planet. All four are nice, #1 is my favorite.

  7. David Comdico said, on March 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    First one is a stunner.

  8. Kay Denton said, on March 11, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Happy you are “back” with your style again…love these photographs but #1 is amazing…cheers Kay

  9. David Aschkenas said, on March 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Time to start thinking seriously about becoming a vegetarian.

  10. Michael E. Gordon said, on March 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    These are sweet photos, Mark. The girl’s gaze in the first image is amazing. I would love to have and care for that sweet goat!

  11. christine hall said, on March 19, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    beautiful, really breathtaking.

  12. Chris Crumley said, on March 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    The image of the blond girl child in white dress with the baby goat should bring $50k plus in stock licenses, even in this economy. People would buy anything attached to that image. Stunning Mark.

  13. Danny Santos said, on March 25, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Agree with Chris, that first photo is definitely a keeper.

    And I didn’t think goats could be so… cute :)

  14. Brooks said, on April 8, 2010 at 11:40 pm


  15. Kim Burghart said, on May 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    These pictures are priceless. Would love to have photos of my children with a goat as cute as this one and the children are beautiful too. My “kids” would have begged me to bring home that sweet little “kid”. Sorry, couldn’t resist that one. Glad I stumbled onto your website today. Stunning!

  16. mariqia said, on June 10, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Great shots!

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