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Olympic marmot (Marmota olympus) - Olympic National Park

Olympic marmot (Marmota olympus) - Olympic National Park
These mammals are a product of Ice Age isolation; a species unique to the Olympic peninsula in northwest Washington state. Indeed, their habitat is largely contained within Olympic National Park. Their closest relatives within the marmot family are found across the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Vancouver Island in Canada. Marmots are relatives of the eastern woodchuck and are the largest members of the squirrel family found in the Park. Marmots live in colonies usually consisting of an adult male, two females, which normally breed only every other year, and their offspring. Marmots inhabit the high meadows of the Park as shown here and as hibernators live in multi-chambered burrows up to 15 feet (5m) deep. They are very sociable, gregarious animals communicating with a variety of whistles.This one posed for some minutes by his den about 30 feet (10m) off the Hurricane Hill trail near the summit. He or she appeared undisturbed by the human presence which included several loud and active small children. View is to the SSW.

ColRam, Nora Caracci, ╰☆☆June☆☆╮, * ઇઉ * and 8 other people have particularly liked this photo


17 comments - The latest ones
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding shot!

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2 years ago.
mg1744 club has replied to William Sutherland club
Thanks William for your constant support.
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
So cute !
2 years ago.
mg1744 club has replied to Ulrich John club
Danke John. I especially like the ring of dark fur around the white nose.
2 years ago.
 Elena M
Elena M club
is he predict how many olympic medals will USA win?! because I think for the weather it is late this year :) great capture, dear Mark!
2 years ago.
mg1744 club has replied to Elena M club
For the medals that would be a new one. As for the weather it was very cool up wear he lives; I was glad to have my hoodie on a day of light and shadows. And many thanks! ☺
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful animal image.
2 years ago.
mg1744 club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A superb capture MG and many thanks for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
2 years ago.
mg1744 club has replied to Jeff Farley club
Thank you and you are welcome Jeff; always glad to contribute.
2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
There are very numemrous here in the Alps and I adore them !! Great capture, John ********
2 years ago.
mg1744 club has replied to Marie-claire Gallet club
Merci Marie-claire. Not many marmots here in Colorado as far as I am aware. Have seen a couple of their close cousins called the pika and hundreds of a more distant cousin, the prairie dog, both of which species are very shy and hard to capture.
2 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
2 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Excellent capture.
Have a nice weekend ;-)
2 years ago.
mg1744 club has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Thanks June and I wish the same for you.
2 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
nice and excellent capture !
23 months ago.
mg1744 club has replied to Nora Caracci club
Many Thanks Nora.
22 months ago.

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