Month: June 2007

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version » Curious Caribou, originally uploaded by blather. Get the high quality version here » I met three of these reindeer stags up a mountain today - they, like the ground squirrel, were very curious... Denali National Park, Alaska

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Arctic Ground Squirrel, Denali National Park, originally uploaded by blather. This little guy was very cheeky. I was 5000ft up on a mountain ridge, and he pretty much marched out of his burrow to greet me. Well, I nearly stepped on him first ,he vanished into a hole, only to pop up in another one seconds later - it was like one of those "hit them with the mallet" games. Then he just came over so close the telephoto was getting too long! Loads more of this character... Called Siksiks by the Inuit, the diurnal Arctic Ground Squirrel lives in colonies and is the only Arctic animal that hibernates. In the spring and summer they forage for tundra plants, seeds and fruit to increase body fat...

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Exit Glacier, Seward, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, originally uploaded by blather. Purchase this photograph » Exit glacier has has receded 300 metres in the past 10 years - the viewing platform for surveying the glacier would have been under several feet of ice just a few years ago. Today it's on dry land. There's quite a river flowing from underneath it, as you can see. It's very difficult to show the extent of the glacier from the ground, and still bring across a sense of its melting. That's why I used the wide-angle lens!