Summerland Marmot

This guy posed for anyone who wanted a photo. Summerland, Mt. Rainier, September 2006

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gimpilator

gimpilator - Oct 9, 2008 2:18 pm - Voted 10/10

The proud, the majestic...

the clumsy, lazy cascade marmot. Awesome shot!

BCJ

BCJ - Oct 9, 2008 10:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The proud, the majestic...

Thanks :) I was there with my friend from the Czech Rep. and he couldn't get enough of the marmots...this one was there when we passed in the morning and still there when we came back a couple of hours later. His perch was right on the side of the trail so he got a lot of attention.

LCannon

LCannon - Oct 17, 2008 12:23 am - Voted 10/10

Small World

I was at Summerland that very same month with my family. It was the 3rd day of our camping trip and sadly my camera battery had died. One of these lovely furry creatures sat munching away right next to the trail, I stood 6 inches from him and he never even glanced my way. I could have gotten my best wildlife shot ever! Love this one you've captured at least.

BCJ

BCJ - Oct 17, 2008 1:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Small World

Thanks! It was probably the same one. It looked like he had his place staked out and he was very comfortable with people. He had a buddy that was a little more skittish that also made an appearance. I wish the lighting was a little softer, but it was cool to get him framed with the mountain in the background.

larryN

larryN - Nov 9, 2008 1:08 am - Voted 10/10

Two Northwest classics:

Mt Rainier and a marmot--great shot! I saw a lot of marmots on the railroad grade approach trail to the Mt Baker Easton Glacier route last year.

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Aug 29, 2009 1:39 am - Voted 10/10

Amazing

One of the best Marmot shots on SP. Way to capture a true Marmot of the mountains. Thanxs for sharing.

BCJ

BCJ - Sep 1, 2009 3:08 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing

Thanks much!

Brian

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Nov 19, 2009 4:04 am - Voted 10/10

I hope you....

I hope you dont mind if I added this one to my new album "Unusual Images". Thanks for posting this one for all of us on SP.

BCJ

BCJ - Nov 20, 2009 4:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I hope you....

Not at all; I'm flattered.

Brian

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 15, 2012 8:22 pm - Voted 10/10

A Nice Place to Rest

The marmot appears to be enjoying the view.

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