Black Eastern Chipmunk 2 - Ottawa, Ontario by Michael Cummings

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On the first shot it is hard to tell whether it is a chipmunk or a squirrel. This shot shows the Chippies tail, which is slim and held straight up, while a squirrels tail is longer, bushier and held over the body in a half “S”.

Nikon D300
ISO 200
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
WB Sunny

Here is a link to the News release


chipmunk, forest, jack pine trail, ottawa, rodent, woodland


  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2about 4 years ago


  • Thank you Dougie

    – Michael Cummings

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 4 years ago

    Great capture of this cute little critter, have never seen a black one before


  • Thank you Di

    – Michael Cummings

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 4 years ago

    That’s really cool Michael! I have never seen a black chipmunk before!

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very much Mikrin

    – Michael Cummings

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • Thank you Janice

    – Michael Cummings

  • Brock Hunter
    Brock Hunterabout 4 years ago

    I never new there were black chipmunk. Now I have to dig thru my archives and find that shot of the albino raccoon.

  • Thank you very much Brock

    – Michael Cummings

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 4 years ago

    Awwwwww!! It’s unbelievably cute is what it is!

  • Thank you Akkra

    – Michael Cummings

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    Learn and learn I never knew there were black chipmunks, but my gosh he is cute, great capture……….Laura

  • Yes, it is. It’s going to be the best fed Chipmunk in the area

    – Michael Cummings

  • sky   princess
    sky princessabout 4 years ago

    Great capture..

  • Thank you Eman

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    What a little cutie he is. I have never seen one of these. Great capture.

  • Thank you Bunny

    – Michael Cummings

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago

    This is a new one for me – - – a wonderful capture!!!

  • Thanks Lorilee

    – Michael Cummings

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