Chipmunks are hungry, coming out of their quasi hibernation.
Cherry Creek, Nevada – USA

Feeling A Bit Squirrely Challenge on Eye Contact
Finger-Lickin’ Good Challenge on Squirrels, Chipmunks

Canon 350D EOS
Sigma 70-300 mm

Corel PhotoImpact x3


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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Albert
    Albertover 3 years ago

    Nice one :-)

  • Thank you, Albert!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • wayne51
    wayne51over 3 years ago

    What a beautiful capture Arla, the softness is really effective. Wayne

  • Thank you so much, Wayne!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    A beautiful shot Arla. I love these little buggers. Some people say that if we (Australians) had them I might change my mind. LOL.

  • Thanks, Al! I know that large squirrels can become a nuisance if they get overpopulated, but I have never heard anything negative about the little chippies. They don’t eat much, and never get overly abundant, since they are food for any number of predators. They are very entertaining. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 3 years ago

    What a great capture, Arla~Lynn

  • Thank you, Lynn! I was lucky to have a great vantage point. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture! Awesome work! Cute!

  • Thank you, James!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 3 years ago

    For being a good chipmunk.

  • ducilla
    ducillaover 3 years ago
    Cute little guy!.. Nice soft view of a entertaining creature!..D.
  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderover 3 years ago

    great image Arla.=D

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 3 years ago

    Thank you and big honking LUV to Colleen Reynolds fine artist and fellow WPHS alumnus, of Midvale, Utah for purchasing!!:


  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN
    of the “Finger-licking Good” challenge!!

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