Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 08/19/2013


Photo taken on August 10, 2013


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Such a cute little guy

Such a cute little guy
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. She had seen a tiny Liverwort (non-vascular plant) maybe a week earlier on a different trip and wanted to go back to check it at a later stage, and asked if I'd like to go with her. How lucky I am! She had hoped that it might be a particular rare species, but as it turned out, it wasn't. Still an interesting species to add to the list of flora and fauna for the area. 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 the first rock fall, we were entertained, while having lunch, by several of these small Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels. They look rather similar to a Chipmunk and are very fast-moving animals, ha. They love a rocky mountain slope for their habitat.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden-mantled_ground_squirrel

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9 comments - The latest ones
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
What a beautiful, bright-eyed little creature ! A really lovely shot!
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Excellent detailed shot of this one Anne ... they are fun critters to watch as they scurry about gathering food ... well taken!!
4 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Beautiful portrait Anne
4 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
You got a tiny bit of tongue there too! Yum, yum - a tasty food morsel, ha!
4 years ago.
Ken Dies
Ken Dies
Lovely clear photo of this Golden Mantled Ground squirrel. Have not seen one of these in years. ( do not live where they do)
4 years ago.
spacemouses
spacemouses
A lovely shot!
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
This is stunning !
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
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Pond!!
4 years ago.
micritter
micritter
Very cute and a lovely photo.
2 years ago.