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Arctic ground squirrel at Denali National Park in Alaska This arctic ground squirrel was extremely curious and friendly.  He showed no signs of fear of visitors to the park, and was tough to photograph because he was more interested in climbing on the end of my lens! Alaska,Denali,Geotagged,Spermophilus parryii,Summer,United States,animal,arctic ground squirrel Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Arctic ground squirrel at Denali National Park in Alaska

This arctic ground squirrel was extremely curious and friendly. He showed no signs of fear of visitors to the park, and was tough to photograph because he was more interested in climbing on the end of my lens!

    comments (6)

  1. Welcome to JungleDragon, Hans! Not only a great photo, but also compliments on how you shared it. With the species identified, the location added, and a full description. Few get this right from the start, so this is a big deal.

    And even better, this is both a species intro and a country intro. As a warm welcome, promoted to the homepage.
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Very awesome. :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Excellent capture, good work Hans! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Hey, thanks. :) Posted 4 years ago
  3. Great shot! :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 4 years ago

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The Arctic ground squirrel is a species of ground squirrel native to the Arctic. People in Alaska, particularly around the Aleutians, refer to them as "Parka" squirrels, most likely because their pelt is good for making the fur edging on the hoods of Parka style jackets.

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Hans Kokx
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By Hans Kokx

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Uploaded Apr 15, 2015. Captured Jul 16, 2014 13:33 in Denali, AK, USA.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/800s
  • ISO100
  • 200mm