Rock Squirrel ~ Now tell me why your Nuts....... by Kimberly Chadwick

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Tucson, Arizona
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Rock squirrel

Rock Squirrels are one of the largest members of the Scuridae family, growing to nearly a foot in length, not including their long, bushy tails which are nearly as long as their bodies. In front and on top, their coat is a speckled grayish-brown; in the back, and on the bottom the gray becomes a more mottled brownish black tone. They have a marked light colored ring around their eyes, and pointy ears that project well above their heads. When alarmed they whistle a short, sharp oscillating call.

They are found in the Sonoran Desert, and from Southern Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and south through Arizona, New Mexico and into Mexico. Rock squirrels live in arid canyons, rocky cliff areas, and boulder piles, but have also been known to burrow in urban or suburban areas under lumber piles or junk cars. They avoid open flats and mountain forest areas.


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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    WOW, what a great capture Kimberly,,looks like he’s just chillin’ out and waiting for the photo op, LOL!!

  • LOL, he was, thank you Dlouise. This one was a fun one for me!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyover 2 years ago

  • OMGoodness, thank you so very much for the recognition!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • polly470
    polly470over 2 years ago

    Ha ha ha!! Brilliant capture!

  • Thank you Polly! I had a of fun with this guy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Susan Blevins
    Susan Blevinsover 2 years ago

    Awesome Kimberly!!!…looks like he is posing for you…

  • I believe he was Susan! Thank you, I had fun with this guy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Thank you Justart!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • imagetj
    imagetjover 2 years ago

    Oh my he is so cute

  • Thank you Imagetj!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely feature in EYE CONTACT, lovely work.

  • Thank you Andrea!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Shelley Neff
    Shelley Neffover 2 years ago

    7/28/12 ~ Congrats on being featured in Squirrels, Chipmunks & Relatives ~ keep up the great work!!!

  • Thank you so very much for the recognition Shelley!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    So cute!!!!

  • Thank you Lorilee!! It was fun to capture and title :)

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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