I took this photo of a squirrel at Dufferin Islands in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Dufferin Islands is a little nature reserve just above the falls

The reflection in his eye is the frozen pond at Dufferin Islands that was covered in snow

Nikon D80
1/800 at f/6.7
Nikkor 300mm f/4 + 1.7 teleconverter
ISO 360

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  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Tallow

  • thank you very much Michael

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Linda Yates
    Linda Yatesover 4 years ago

    Outstanding Dave, terrific detail!! Well done!!

  • thank you very much Linda

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture! For some reason he/she reminds me of a wise elderly person! XXSUEXX

  • thanks Sue

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot Dave!!

  • thank you Marvin

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    How sweet!!!!! Please consider adding this to the group, Squirrels and Chipmunks!! :-)

  • thanks lorilee. I did add it to that group

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • byzantinehalo
    byzantinehaloover 4 years ago

    That squirrel is so close I could pat his fur…don’t think he’d like that. But I like him, fantastic close up. :))

  • thanks for the comment. Those look like sharp teeth so I think I will keep my distance also :-)

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Tallow, love the detail :))

  • thank you Kylie

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • leealanjudy
    leealanjudyover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Tallow! Beautiful detail!

  • thanks again for your comments Lee

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 4 years ago

    What a fantastic image.

  • thank you very much Lyn

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    too cute, great shot for sure :)

  • thank you Jenny

    – (Tallow) Dave Van de Laar

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