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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A woodchuck pup exploring the land

This young woodchuck ventured out from under my front porch where it had been living with its mother and appeared to be very interested in the world around it. It sampled a variety of leaves before returning to its mother who was patiently waiting nearby.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Goldens Bridge, New York, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Copyright: © Lisa Basile Ellwood