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Damara ground squirrel (Xerus princeps)
These little fella’s were running around the camp ground in Etosha National Park in Namibia. They had no fear.

Canon 40D and 50-500mm Sigma

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  • Tamara  Kenneally
    Tamara Kenneallyover 5 years ago

    Haha. This made me laugh. Lovely focus!

  • Thanks Tamara. Yeah they were pretty funny little characters.

    – ChrisCoombes

  • Leon Rossouw
    Leon Rossouwover 5 years ago

  • Thanks Leon, much appreciated

    – ChrisCoombes

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    What a SWEET capture!!!! Your squirrel photos would be most welcome in the group Squirrels and Chipmunks!!!!

  • Thanks Lorilee. Yeah ok, i can do that if you’d like.

    – ChrisCoombes

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    That would be GREAT!!!!! Thanks!!!

  • DanielTMiller
    DanielTMillerover 5 years ago

    Great shot of this cute little guy.

  • Thanks Daniel

    – ChrisCoombes

  • Evette Lisle
    Evette Lisleover 4 years ago

    great shot :) x

  • Thanks Evette

    – ChrisCoombes

  • Paulo van Breugel
    Paulo van Breugelover 4 years ago

    Love this picture, great animal which you captured here really well (sharp, good composition, characteristic pose, great colors)

  • Cheers Paulo, much appreciated. They are pretty cool little critters. Love how they are so animated, and the way they use their tail as a sun umbrella

    – ChrisCoombes

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightover 4 years ago

    This is so sharp it looks three dimensional. Excellent, and very cute pose!

  • Thanks Jan :)

    – ChrisCoombes

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!!! Your ADORABLE image has placed in the TOP TEN of the Squirrels and Chipmunks Challenge, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot!”

  • Cool, thanks Lorilee

    – ChrisCoombes

  • Scott Carr
    Scott Carrabout 4 years ago

    Stunning light and detail!

  • Thanks Scott

    – ChrisCoombes

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