moocher marmot

moocher marmot

a pair of marmots insisted on a snack, almost climbing into my lap while sitting in tall grass during a descent of Wheeler Peak, NM. I sacrificed my last granola bar , but got some extreme close-ups. 7-30-08
on Aug 3, 2008 11:25 am
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 427699


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ClaireJ - Nov 24, 2008 4:16 pm - Voted 10/10

I really enjoy

this munching, moocher of a marmot!


slowbutsteady - Dec 1, 2008 12:14 pm - Hasn't voted

thanks for your remarks

Marmots on frequently climb mountains are so used to snack handouts, they respond to the sound of crackling wrappers as you take a food break. I have photographed them in the Wind River Range in Wyoming, covered with pesky mosquitos. This one on Wheeler Peak wasn't being bothered by the bugs. Thanks again. slowbutsteady


EricChu - Jun 10, 2010 5:35 pm - Voted 10/10

He's adorable!

Such a fluffy cuddly teddy-bear of a marmot ;-) and he looks as if he posed specially for your photo! ;-))


slowbutsteady - Jun 10, 2010 10:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Mr. Marmot

Thank you, Eric, for your vote and comments. I loved listening to your Scriabin and Chopin, combined with the video. What camera are you using for your video? You seem to have a good control and steadiness. Wonderful, that image stabilization! I hope you are able to take care of your hands when hiking. It seems gripping tightly to trekking poles aggravates arthritis, but of course I am not playing professionally anymore. What a joy to experience music and photography together the way you have presented it here in these videos. Best regards


mrchad9 - Jul 2, 2010 5:15 am - Voted 10/10

the best!

Number one marmot photo I have ever seen. Excellent.


slowbutsteady - Jul 2, 2010 2:21 pm - Hasn't voted

thank you

I appreciate your remarks and the vote for my furry friend. Best regards.....

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 30, 2010 9:52 pm - Voted 10/10

definetely, one of the

best marmot shots I've ever seen. Simply epic!


mike_lindacher - May 7, 2011 5:20 pm - Voted 10/10


Looks like he's saying "hey, i'm trying to eat here!"

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