Up Close  by Betsy  Seeton


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We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace. ~Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization


ground squirrel, groundhog, marmot, woodchuck

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
~ Rachel Carson

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    NatureGreeting...almost 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL capture!! We have forgotten that we are the keepers of all the creatures!!!!!!!

  • What a nice thing to say … thank you!

    – Betsy Seeton

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 4 years ago

    Look at that face…what a sweetie…I just want to hold him!!! My inner child sure comes out when I see animals!!! great clear shot :-)

  • That’s the beauty and healing of animals .. they bring out a reminder of innocence and purity in life. I’m guessing that’s why the child in you makes an appearance …

    – Betsy Seeton

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkalmost 4 years ago

    the reflection in the eye of the earth…all in the circle of life…
    i love the quote…thank you for all you do betsy…

  • I like that connection between the eye’s reflection and the circle of life .. you bring a fresh and wonderful perspective … thank you.

    – Betsy Seeton

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Betsy, this guy looks like a great ambassador for marmots

  • I love that he didn’t run and hide when he saw me. He patiently and cautiously watched as I neared him … When I was too close he ducked behind a rock, but soon peered back and out and then came on out in full sight when he was assured of his safety.

    – Betsy Seeton

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    25 August 2010 (one image per day)

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