Adult Uinta Ground Squirrel Damp From Dew Plus a Bonus Baby Squirrel Photo

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Uinta Ground Squirrel damped by dew, Little Emigration Canyon, Summit County, UtahUinta Ground Squirrel damped by dew – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/1600, ISO 500, -0.3 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

I’m sharing two Uinta Ground Squirrel photos taken two days ago a canyon in the Wasatch Mountains, one adult that was wet from the morning dew and one baby that was just outside of its burrow. Most of the adult squirrels were wet from dew on the grasses, some were very wet and some were barely wet. This one had a wet nose, chest, paws and wet cheeks and tiny droplets of water on its muzzle.

Baby Uinta Ground Squirrel near its burrow, Little Emigration Canyon, Summit County, UtahBaby Uinta Ground Squirrel near its burrow – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/2000, ISO 500, Nikkor 18-200mm VR at 170mm, natural light

I had the chance to photograph a baby Uinta Ground Squirrel but it was so close to my Jeep that I couldn’t use my long lens, instead I had to use my D810 with the 18-200mm lens attached. It was such a cute little thing and my mother got a kick out of seeing it.

How is that for keeping this post short & sweet?

Life is good.

Mia

8 Comments

  1. Marty K May 17, 2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Mia’s Mom! Woo Hoo!

  2. Elephants Child May 17, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Awwww.
    Thank you.

  3. Patty Chadwick May 17, 2018 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Sorry for usual typos…my evi iPad HATES me and does this stuff all the time…(the hate is mutual)

  4. Patty Chadwick May 17, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mia’s momma! You’re only one year older than I am….love the way you’re celebrating…with Mia the Marvelous (aka Eagle Eyes McPherson). That lttle Ground squirrel is so cute, but live eveything about the first image, too…coposition, setting, details of squirrel, info…great shot (as usual)…

  5. Bob mcpherson May 17, 2018 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Nice

  6. Liz Cormack May 17, 2018 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Is today your birthday? If so, Happy Birthday.

  7. Liz Cormack May 17, 2018 at 6:27 am - Reply

    Short & sweet…..just like the baby Uinta Ground Squirrel. OMGosh….it’s so cute. Definitely made my morning.

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