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.

513 Views on 2/28/14

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.


rodent, marmot, hoary marmot, wild, wildlife, nature, yellowstone, yellowstone national park, wyoming, montana

3rd Generation Montanan, raised with a camera in hand, matriculated at U of M (GRIZ) with degrees in History and Creative Writing. Amassing Canon gear to enjoy in my retirement. I spend whatever time I can in Yellowstone and various other Montana wild venues.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture Ken.

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Well hello there little fellow. Nice image my friend.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Sprezzatura
    Sprezzaturaabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful image of a lovely critter, Ken. Cat

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations Ken on your Montana Group feature, July 2012 !! Fantastic capture !!!

  • Thanks so very much, Gisela. always great to hear from the folks at the Montana Group.

    – Ken McElroy

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderabout 2 years ago

    You are so welcome Ken and I sure appreciate your wonderful captures, appreciate you posting them in our group also !!!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    March 1,2013

  • Keala
    Keala5 months ago

    He is a handsome fellow! Nice shot Ken! If you wish Mr.Marmot would also be welcome in
    …it’s my slow group. We take relatives…he’s a cute guy! :0)

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...4 months ago

    2 March 2014 – 1 image per 24hrs

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