I was able to photograph several chipmunks high in the Wasatch Mountains yesterday while traveling the Sky Line Drive by starting in Bountiful Canyon and coming back down into the Salt Lake Valley via Farmington Canyon. It seemed like every where I looked I saw little chipmunks scurrying around on the ground and climbing in the scrub oaks that dot the western side of the Wasatch Mountains.
I adore chipmunks and have since I was a child and I will take photographs of them whenever I have the the opportunity. I was photographing some least chipmunks near the top of one of the summits that were feeding in some low shrubs when this one showed up on a fence rail out in the open. It only stayed still for a few frames then ran off to chase another nearby chipmunk.
I should have taken off my teleconverter when I was photographing this chipmunk and the others because the chipmunks showed up just a touch too close even though I was using FX Mode (full frame) and I had trouble getting enough depth of field to get the chippys all in focus and without clipping some body part. I had to settle for an out of focus tail here. Oh well, it was wonderful to feel cooler at the higher elevations for the morning.
Life is good.