Fun Friday: Peek-a-Boo!

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from Glacier NP, where I spent a week in early July. At Logan Pass, this cute little Columbian Ground Squirrel (Urocitellus columbianus) wanted to play “Peek-a-Boo” with me: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, shot at 400mm Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 250 Aperture f/5.6 […]

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Fun Friday: Looking for a Handout

During last month’s visit to Minnesota’s North Shore, this little guy followed me around the Grand Marais harbor, looking for a handout: I can report that he had no luck with me.  First, I had no food items with me. But more importantly, even if I had, I would not have fed him. Cute … […]

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Glacier National Park … My First Impressions

Well, spent the day familiarizing myself with Glacier National Park. Leaving the motel in nearby Columbia Falls in the early morning hours, there was a light, but steady rainfall. But being 15 miles away in the mountains, things can … and do, change often. Reaching the park, there was no rain. Only a heavy cloud […]

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Fun Friday: Prank the Photographer!

While photographing birds in the Texas Rio Grande Valley, a few Mexican Ground Squirrels (Spermophilus mexicanus) came around the waterhole. While photographing these visitors, one seemingly stopped to make fun of us!   Wishing every one a “Fun Friday”! If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share this link with others who you […]

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Similar, but Different

A couple more inhabitants of Echo Lake were observed during our brief stop. The Colorado Chipmunk (Tamias quadrivittatus):       and the Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis):         I hope I got the ID’s right on these two mammals! As you can see, there clearly is a difference in the stripe […]

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