A Douglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) munches on a seed, using very dextrous fingers to hold the morsel. These creatures are very curious, incredibly agile and can manipulate small items with their hand-like paws. Squirrels are perhaps the most monkey-like creature to be found in coastal British Columbia.
Canon Rebel T1i (500D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/640 sec, f / 5.6, -1/3 EV, ISO 1600
Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
15 Apr 2010
Featured in Animal Photography on 24 Apr 2010