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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
golden-mantled ground squirrel, West Rim of Crater Lake

Stopped for the view of Crater Lake and found this friendly golden-mantled ground squirrel taking advantage of the warm weather to feast and pack on fat for the next winter. Kept munching away on dried fruit while posing for this perfect photo opp. No time to waste!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Oregon, United States of America
Camera: SM-N910T
Copyright: © Michael Bryant