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A tiny Chipmunk has its cheeks and mouth full of seeds and grasses to hide in storage to keep it through the winter months.
The least Chipmunk is the smallest and most widely distributed North American Chipmunk. They can be found in a variety of habitats, from meadow to sagebrush desert to coniferous forests. They primarily feed on seeds by also eat flowers, leaves, buds, grasses, fungi and even insects, eggs and carrion. Because they scatter-hoard, storing seeds all over the place, they unwittingly help many species of plants sprout in new places.
Taken on Sept 17/12 at 4:56pm on the west side of Yellowstone National Park, US.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead
Taken at 1/400’s at f/7.1, 400 mm, man white bal, iso 800.
Cropped top and right side to bring the tiny Chipmunk in closer.