From Chili Dog to Hot Dog

Yesterday’s post featured a single, Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) that was fluffed up as the early morning winds made the cold air feel bitterly cold (“Plump Little Doggie”). A short while later, the sun began to warm the area (still cold, though!) and today’s post features some photographs of active Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus), playing in the grassland after they warmed up:

Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Black-tailed Prairie Dogs

Black-tailed Prairie Dog

And in this last image, one of the little guys decided to sound the alarm to let others know of my presence:

Black-tailed Prairie Dog sounding alarm

Did you notice the wounds on some of the prairie dogs? I’m not sure what caused this … maybe cabin fever?

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, shooting out the car window
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec. and 1/2000 sec.



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