Hoary Marmot

Hoary Marmot, Mount Rainier National Park, WashingtonA hoary marmot rests on a boulder in an alpine meadow in Mount Rainier National Park. These marmots are the largest North American ground squirrels and are often called whistlers for their high pitched warning call. They live near tree line in mountainous areas of the northwest.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 200mm) ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/500th of a second

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  1. Rick Derevan January 8, 2018 at 1:02 am #

    It looks comfy at its lookout.

  2. Peter Butterfield January 8, 2018 at 6:05 am #

    —– Give me land
    —– Lots of land and mountains
    —– O’r my head
    —– Don’t fence me in
    —– I’ll rest here furry
    —– In no volcanic hurry
    —– As suits me and
    —– My kith and kin .

  3. Sue January 8, 2018 at 9:26 am #

    Marmot version of a Tempur-Pedic bed!

  4. Shardae January 8, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    Want one.

  5. GH January 8, 2018 at 10:40 am #

    Just taking a load off whilst keeping an eye out.

  6. Rachel Bellenoit January 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

    Great shot! Seems to be enjoying the rest and the vista. Reminds me of how my backyard gray squirrels stretch out on their tummies and rest on my back deck railing.

  7. michael huber January 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm #

    great pic. looks like he is enjoying the sunbathing time of the year. )

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