Lunch on the Precipice

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.

Mark Doiron
on Aug 9, 2006 10:40 pm
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 214349


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Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Apr 18, 2007 11:01 am - Voted 10/10



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

Great picture, by the way.


Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 18, 2007 1:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Correction

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.


Dean - Oct 15, 2007 9:12 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Correction

Mark, I made the same mistake with my "chipmunk" as seen in this picture. Read the comments. Great shot and title BTW.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Oct 15, 2007 10:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Correction

Great video on yours! Thanks for looking and sharing, Dean. --mark d.


Dean - Oct 15, 2007 11:24 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Correction

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.

eric b

eric b - Oct 14, 2007 12:35 pm - Voted 10/10

sometimes I get jealous


Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Oct 15, 2007 8:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: sometimes I get jealous

Yes, I know what you mean! Thanks for looking. --mark d.


Andino - Oct 15, 2007 8:37 am - Voted 10/10

Is this...

a base-jumping chipmunk ? ;o)

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Oct 15, 2007 8:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Is this...

LOL! -mark d.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Mar 12, 2008 8:56 pm - Voted 10/10

nice pic

I really like the depth of the canyon behind this critter. How low were you standing/sitting/crawling for the shot?

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Mar 13, 2008 6:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: nice pic

I was standing normally, but used a telephoto to bring the little guy closer. Thanks for looking, Arthur! --mark d.


tarol - Aug 13, 2008 4:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

I think I've sat there myself, feet dangling over ;)

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 13, 2008 6:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

I'll bet you have! :-) --mark d.

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