Prairie Dog Begging For Mercy

Prairie Dog, Badlands National Park, South DakotaThe lighting wasn’t great on this one, but the pose makes up for it. This little prairie dog in the Badlands of South Dakota seemed to be pleading with me not to take his/her picture. As anyone who has observed prairie dogs can attest, they can be amusing little creatures.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 600mm lens with 1.4 teleconverter attached (for 800mm) ISO 200, f/11 at 1/500th of a second

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  1. Sue July 10, 2017 at 11:48 pm #

    Most excellent!

  2. michael huber July 11, 2017 at 12:32 am #

    great pic. the saying fits the pic. pray for mery, we probally thinks that you are either are going to eat him or shoot him because he has made a bunch holes, eat your crop ect.. ) great pic.

  3. mom July 11, 2017 at 8:02 am #

    Hilarious! Sarah Bernhardt, the prairie dog!

  4. Peter Butterfield July 11, 2017 at 9:06 am #

    —– Cute animal pics
    —– Never quite brighten my day
    —– Egregious example .

  5. Shardae July 11, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    ooOOooo I have to think of something good for this one!!

  6. Rachel Bellenoit July 11, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    You were at the right time in the right place. I wonder if any other photographer will capture this pose? Probably not. To me it looks like he’s having a really good stretch in the warm sunlight! But I like your caption better.

  7. Angelina July 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

    Ha, looks like an alluring pose to me. . .