Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 08/12/2013


Photo taken on August 10, 2013


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animal
Bow Glacier Trail
Highway 93
Icefields Parkway
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
Banff National Park
Alberta
Canada
wild animal
wildlife
wild
nature
near B.C. border


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Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel

Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
On 10 August 2013, I went with friend Sandy to Bow Lake, in Banff National Park. It is located along Highway 93, the Icefields Parkway, said to be the most beautiful, scenic road in the world. We walked very slowly along the Bow Glacier Trail, which runs along the right hand edge of the lake, searching for anything of interest and beauty. We went as far as the second rock fall, but didn't hike up to the Bow Glacier Falls. At one of the rock falls, we were entertained, while having lunch, by several of these small Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels. They look rather similar to a Chipmunk. They love a rocky mountain slope like this one - and I was happy when one of them climbed and sat on this brightly coloured, lichen-encrusted boulder.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden-mantled_ground_squirrel

Cats 99, Jim Boynton, Puzzler4879 and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Ha, they do look like our Chipmunks, but the Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels are slightly larger ... the only other to ID these is the chipmunk has a stripe all the way up his body and onto his head, however the Ground Squirrel's stripe stops at its shoulders as seen by the photo!! Another terrific find and shot Anne!!
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Anne Elliott has replied to LeapFrog
Thanks so much, Art! Thanks for mentioing that information, too. Actually, I thought of you when I was standing in awe, looking over Bow Lake, knowing how much you would have loved being there : )
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Exquisite and precious!
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4 years ago.
Oldt1mer - Keith
Oldt1mer - Keith
Very cute. Well captured.
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
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Pond!!
4 years ago.
Ken Beath
Ken Beath
He is posing well, probably hoping for a treat. Excellent photograph.
4 years ago.
Alphazeta
Alphazeta
A beautiful moment captured so well.

Well Done!!
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Pond!!
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Beautiful capture! They hardly ever stay still making this shot all the more remarkable.
4 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
Great close shot of this beauty! I can see the individual hairs on it's body!
4 years ago.