I was surprised by the forwardness of this normally furtive little rodent member of the Squirrel family. A Hoary Marmot posed with little apparent self consciousness for me on a recent jaunt through Yellowstone. These critters generally hibernate between October and May – for someone who just awoke from a long sleep, he looks well fed and well kept.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
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Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS, 400mm 1/250, f/40, ISO 1600, Processed in Lightroom 3.4.