19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Afternoon Snack

A marmot takes a break from munching its afternoon snack, unbothered by the hikers observing from the trail just a few yards away. Blooming lupine surround the marmot and clusters of subalpine fir dot the cascading mountains in the background.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Ashford, Wa, United States of America
Copyright: © Jessica Xu