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Copyright: shawn martin (shawnmart) (10)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-13
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-11 21:50
Viewed: 2866
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Marmot or ground squirrel and they are 14 different species found in the world. This little fellow was with many friends burrowing in holes in Eastern Washington state.
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Hallo Shawn
Welcome to Trek Nature. May you have a most wonderful journey and may you discover the the reason why you joined the site to the ultimet. I read your intro with interested and your love for nature and your family is clearly noticed.
The little fellow with which you entered the gallery is adoreable and has a high cuteness factor that surrounds it. I am sure your image will cause a lot of "ooh’s" and "aah’s" and "how cute" and "ag shame" and "I also want one" to be uttered. It is indeed a beauty with clear detail captured on the detail on the nose, petite ears and the oval shaped black eyes. Thanks for sharing, and I hope to see more soon. Best regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-05-12 20:17]

Hello Shawn and Welcome to TN.
You post a wonderful shot of this little Marmot. Love the way you captured him as he peeks up over the boulder. The detail is great in this nicely composed image. Beautiful natural colors and just the right exposure. Well done!!
I have only seen a Marmot once and that was in 2000 when my wife (Rosie) and I took our first trip out west. I was excited to see it since there aren't any here in Ohio, we have Wood Chucks which are normally referred to as Grounghogs.

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