Picture of the Day

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

October 24, 2020   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-10-24
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is a golden mantled ground squirrel in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park. A native of western North America, this squirrel hibernates in winter and has a lifespan of about 7 years. Picture taken on October 25, 2019.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos