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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D-200, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite wild animal photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-05 10:18
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I found these Himalayan marmots cubs running across the plateau on my way Pangong Tso (lake) at an altitude of 14,000 feet ASL. I dedicate this photograph to Asbed.

One of the popular wildlife sighted in and around Ladakh in Kashmir, especially in the north and northeastern parts of the district is the Himalayan Marmot. This stocky, coarse-furred, burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail is a lively animal and often lives in colonies on the slopes and valley floors. Marmots are difficult to spot during winter as they tend to hibernate.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2010-08-05 10:35]

i had never seen this.

hello Subhash

thee last days (and also coming days) i am les active and
i'll be less active on TN but everyday or almost i come to
see the new postings, when i saw these marmots in running
movement in my mind i told myself hummm i think
Subhash is dedicating this photo to me and i was right !

you shooted the photo at the best moment with these
wonderful animals on running movement, with fine POV,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, here i have
seen them running on the under-woods and they run fast !

thanks for your dedication



Hallo Subhash
So cute and adoreable and so innocent looking. A very special moment captured of these two marmot cubs running and chasing one another. Not something we see on every second page of the gallery making this image so much more special. Such a natural scene and indeed one to appreciate. A precious scenery. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

A prize catch of sparse wild life in the arid and cold desert of Ladakh, Dr Ranjan.
The picture, taken obviously as a snapshot, gives a fair impression of these sprightly creatures I have seen for the first time.
Thanks and regards.

Hi Dr. Subhash,
A nice capture of these marmots. I am seeing it for the 1st time. very well composed with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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