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Lunch on the Precipice

A golden-mantled ground squirrel (Spermophilus lateralis) lunches on the edge of the precipice at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO. It may not be obvious, but that drop to the Gunnison River in the distance approaches 2,000 feet! Imaged in August 2006.

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thephotohikerCorrection

thephotohiker

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Mark,

This "chipmunk" is in fact a Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel. In case you're interested.

Great picture, by the way.

Mike
Posted Apr 18, 2007 11:01 am

Mark DoironRe: Correction

Mark Doiron

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Well. dog-gone-it--that blows my title, doesn't it? Okay, I'll fix it, but give me some time to think of another appropriate title. :-)

P.S.--Thanks, Mike, for pointing it out--I truly want the info to be accurate.

--mark d.
Posted Apr 18, 2007 1:07 pm

DeanRe: Correction

Dean

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Mark, I made the same mistake with my "chipmunk" as seen in this picture. Read the comments. Great shot and title BTW.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 9:12 am

Mark DoironRe: Correction

Mark Doiron

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Great video on yours! Thanks for looking and sharing, Dean. --mark d.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 10:09 am

DeanRe: Correction

Dean

Voted 10/10

That video is a gem, I was happy to find it. It cracks me up every time I watch it thanks to the Mission Impossible music in the background.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 11:24 am

eric bsometimes I get jealous

eric b

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OF THEIR PICNIC LOCATIONS.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 12:35 pm

Mark DoironRe: sometimes I get jealous

Mark Doiron

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Yes, I know what you mean! Thanks for looking. --mark d.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 8:21 am

AndinoIs this...

Andino

Voted 10/10

a base-jumping chipmunk ? ;o)
Posted Oct 15, 2007 8:37 am

Mark DoironRe: Is this...

Mark Doiron

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LOL! -mark d.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 8:42 am

Arthur Digbeenice pic

Arthur Digbee

Voted 10/10

I really like the depth of the canyon behind this critter. How low were you standing/sitting/crawling for the shot?
Posted Mar 12, 2008 8:56 pm

Mark DoironRe: nice pic

Mark Doiron

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I was standing normally, but used a telephoto to bring the little guy closer. Thanks for looking, Arthur! --mark d.
Posted Mar 13, 2008 6:19 am

tarolGreat shot!

tarol

Voted 10/10

I think I've sat there myself, feet dangling over ;)
Posted Aug 13, 2008 4:32 pm

Mark DoironRe: Great shot!

Mark Doiron

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I'll bet you have! :-) --mark d.
Posted Aug 13, 2008 6:41 pm

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Mark DoironSubmitted by Mark Doiron
on Aug 9, 2006 10:40 pm

Image ID: 214349
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Lat/Lon: 38.56750°N / 107.70172°W
Object Title: Lunch on the Precipice

Image Type(s): Wildlife