Photo Friday: Abert’s Squirrel

Last May while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, I stopped for lunch at a picnic area. While I was eating my sandwich I became fascinated with a this nearby Abert’s Squirrel who was quietly munching away pine cone after pine cone. Before I realized it, he had consumed about 10 pine cones in the span of just a few minutes. I couldn’t believe how fast he could put it away! Of course, I had to get a shot of him in action. I probably have 200 images of this squirrel and in that time he had completely eaten another 4 or 5 pine cones.

Technical Details:
Canon 50D, 300 f/4l Lens, f/4, 1/400 sec.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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