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Yellow Bellied Marmot

Yellow Bellied Marmot
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 75-300mm f4-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of the USA [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-08 9:21
Viewed: 3693
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris). I photographed him in the Rocky Mountain National Park above 12,000 ft elevation) [3657.6 meters].

Habitat: Marmots occupy various habitats, being common at elevations above 2,440 m (8,000 ft) in alpine tundra, and subalpine and montane meadows. They also range down into the foothills and canyon country on either side of the mountains where rock outcrops or boulders exist along with suitably productive and succulent vegetation.

Range in Colorado: Yellow-bellied marmots occur mostly at higher elevations over the western two-thirds of the state, from as low as 1,650 m (5,400 ft) to over 4,270 m (14,000 ft).

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Ecellent capture, terrific detail on the mammal; it's so well done that I have the sensation that I can reach out and touch it. The eyes are clear, the fur sharp and crisp as it should be. I love those creatures. Very definitely nicely composed. Thanks for the view!

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-07-08 15:35]
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great colors and very nice perspective.
wonderful shot! Regards.

I want to hug him and pet him and call him George!

Truly a good clear profile. I have one living 500 feet from me and he won't let me close at all...Nice capture.

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