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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Marmota flaviventris- The Rockpile Sentinel

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32 comments:

Lisa and Nathan said...

He's a sweetie!
And he takes his job very seriously - I can tell. :D

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shot and very cute!

Karen said...

Isn't he just the cutest! A great photo. Our weather prognosticator is an albino groundhog.

GrammyMouseTails said...

enjoying that Texas sunshine, lucky guy. does he forecast winter too?

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Beautiful closeups. Cameras and technology in combination make it possible to observe a world which otherwise is seldom seen. Happy WW

Bernie said...

We don't see ANYTHING like that downunder... Great pic!

Mine's up as well, today it looks at the 'Heritage Train Trip'

Have a great WW!

AussiePomm

gaynycdad said...

Awesome shot!
Mitch

Carol said...

Seriously cute little guy! Great shot! He really looks intent on something.

Johnny Nutcase said...

good ol marmots! i pretty much love these guys. Saw a ton of them in CA's White Mountains in August. This shot is great! Love the pose :)

DrillerAA09 said...

That's handsome little fellow. Looks like he enjoys a good photo op. Well done.

Icy BC said...

Wow..what a cool looking marmot! Great capture John!

Amila Kanchana said...

Adorable creature!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great shot!

Margaret Almon said...

The texture and markings of the fur are so incredible against the rocks!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shot!

Jenny said...

Great picture!!!

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April said...

What an amazing photo! You are very talented.

Homemom3 said...

love the shot. Now hopefully spring comes fast. Happy WW!

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Julie G. said...

Sensational capture!

Jo said...

Great picture! I love how the expression looks so intent and serious. :)

Janet Marie said...

Great shot of the marmot - we have those here in Colorado!

Aramelle said...

What a great photo! I love how it feels like we're all getting a secret up-close glimpse of the little guy.

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KaHolly said...

What a great photo op you had there! He's beautiful.

ladyfi said...

Wow - how did you get that close? Marvellous detail!

Gary said...

What a great poser and a super shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Misty Dawn said...

Spectacular photograph! Not only is it adorable, the detail is fantastic!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wonderful shot!

Marie said...

What a wonderful photo -- he looks like he is taking his sentry duty very seriously!

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chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

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Binky said...

Great pose and composition. An almost perfect picture! (It'd be perfect if it was a picture of a Wombie.)

Kerri said...

What a cutie!
(and I "stumbled" it :)

toadhollowphoto said...

What a great capture, perfect composition! Love the expression on his face!!