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Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 31 May 2018 in Animal & Insect.

There was a marmot under the elk's (wapiti) feet in yesterday's shot.

Marmots typically live in burrows (often within rockpiles, particularly in the case of the yellow-bellied marmot), and hibernate there through the winter. Most marmots are highly social and use loud whistles to communicate with one another, especially when alarmed.

Marmots mainly eat greens and many types of grasses, berries, lichens, mosses, roots, and flowers.

NIKON D5500 1/1000 second F/7.1 ISO 200 405 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A beautiful meeting Barbara

31 May 2018 6:27am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

nice capture

31 May 2018 11:09am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

une tres belle prise avec cette marmotte !!

31 May 2018 12:55pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great captre . I went back yesterday and saw her ...!

31 May 2018 1:51pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal


31 May 2018 2:01pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

awh, bless it's little heart

it's really hidden on the rock

31 May 2018 2:02pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful work!

31 May 2018 2:15pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Funny looking gty

31 May 2018 2:27pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!! Such a cute little guy !
I really thought he was part of the rock in yesterday's image :)

31 May 2018 2:46pm

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, ! Wales !, United Kingdom

I never knew so much about Marmots...But then I don't know a lot about anything,, except the cracking shots your turning out . ;>)

31 May 2018 6:07pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great clarity captured in this close-up!!

31 May 2018 6:24pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien cette recherche

31 May 2018 6:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fine looking marmot who's found a nice spot to check the neighborhood.

1 Jun 2018 4:01am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle belle marmotte sur cette pierre rosée sueprbe

1 Jun 2018 4:50am

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !

1 Jun 2018 9:47pm

1/1000 second
ISO 200
405 mm (35mm equiv.)