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"Marmot's View"

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Ansel Adams Wild., CA

On a trip one early summer to the Minarets in the High Sierra's Ansel Adams Wilderness I had the opportunity to photograph this marmot (Marmota flaviventris) at close range. I did pay for it, however: he had the time of his life with the hand grips on my trekking poles. Salt is hard to come by at these altitudes, so the animals will go for anything that has some sweat on it! (read blog entry)

related images: fauna, animals in habitat, sierras