This was taken at the top of the Jasper Skytram a couple weeks ago. There were several golden mantled ground squirrels working the crowd up there that day. I think it knew that we were going to get a nice little snowstorm about ten minutes after this was taken and wanted a quick pick me up before things got bad.

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This was a very brief opportunity as the squirrel didn’t hold still for long. I wish I could have gotten a better angle with the sign in front of or directly behind, but I guess you take what you get sometimes.

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Canon 5DMiii, f10, 1/800 sec, iso 100, 24-105 lens at 105 mm.

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LOL! Nice catch!
It helps to be quick on the draw anytime we are around critters. You never know where they will jump to, fly to, or how trey will act.

Very cool, Ed. Getting critters juxtaposed with signs can make for very fun images and this one is no exception. While a different angle might have been even nicer, as you noted, that’s not likely to be doable. Sometimes critter warnings can be surprising. Years ago I was planning a hike along a reservoir that stretches from northern Washington into Canada. One of the places I was interested in camping was on top of a mountain and they warned people about “aggressive” marmots-not my image of that species. Luckily or unluckily, a film crew already had that site reserved so I had to modify my plans.

Love it! Today’s reminder to have a few laughs.

So cool!! No need to worry about composition with an obviously spontaneous image like this – you got them both in the frame! Working the crowd, for sure!! He obviously knew where to stand to get attention.