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Saturday, January 22, 2011

All Mine!

This photograph was taken near Daisy Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park.  My family and I were hiking throughout the geyser basin and we stopped to talk to two young women who were unpacking their lunches as they awaited a geyser eruption. In the midst of getting their lunch ready this golden mantled ground squirrel snuck up and laid claim to both their apples!

All Mine!Yellowstone National Park
ALL MINE
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22 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's funny. It is like he can't make up his mind.

ladyfi said...

What an amazing photo! Just delightful!

jabblog said...

What a fantastic photo! Wonderful capture :-)

chubskulit said...

Very nice capture!

My Camera Critter post, have a good weekend!

Snap said...

Fun shot ... he obviously lives for the buffet! :D :D

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous photo. Looks like a cross between a squirrel and a chipmunk. Ever so camera-crittery!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot

Gary said...

Great photo John. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Julie G. said...

Fantastic capture! So much fun. Must be a very hungry little squirrel.

Coy said...

Cute! I bet he can't get those in his cheek pouches :)

Johnny Nutcase said...

I think I might be the Golden-mantled's biggest fan. LOVE these guys so much! Cute pic- love his little posture on the apples, funny!

BJ Roan said...

The falls is beautiful, but love the tiny guy trying to steal a huge apple.

Linnea said...

Too cute!

Marie said...

Beautiful photos, although I must admit to being partial to the "All Mine" photo -- how cute!

I'm visiting via Camera Critters and I'm a new follower as well.

Marie
bonkersinbarnhart.com

outwalkingthedog said...

What a gorgeous photo - such a cute little fellow. Your photos are amazing, John - a spectacular blog. Almost as good as a vacation. Almost.

I see you live in Dallas. Although I'm a native New Yorker, I spent 16 years in Dallas. Moved home to Manhattan two years ago.

lisaschaos said...

That is just TOO cute! Loved walking amidst the geysers. :) Very cool!

Kerri said...

So cuuuute! I would LOVE to visit Yellowstone!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

That is one really cool photo!

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

you sure had the camera ready at the right moment! great fun and it's lovely, wish I could se them live

Catherine said...

I love your photos ~ this little critter is adorable!

outwalkingthedog said...

What a great photo, and what an adorable creature. Looks a lot like the chipmunks we have here. Very funny!

Cindy said...

Ha..so thats what they were..Still looks like a Chipmunk to me..Wonderful shot!