Categories: Small Mammals

Yellow-bellied Marmot Closeup

Yellow-bellied Marmot Closeup – This is a cropped close-up of the Yellow-bellied Marmot I photographed while in the Big Horn Mountains.  We had been looking for Pica to photograph but were pleasantly surprised to see this young Marmot. As we were getting ready to give it up and move on, John spotted this immature marmot …

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Mamma Chipmunk

Mamma Chipmunk – While John, my brother, and I were searching in desperation for more Pica, I kept seeing this chipmunk darting in and out of my field of view.  Feeling that she must want to be famous, I finally succumbed and started photographing her.  We were at the parking lot for Medicine Wheel in …

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Pica

Pica – While spending a few days with my brother and his family in Sheridan, Wyoming, we took day trips into the Big Horn Mountains for some photography opportunities.  My brother, John, enjoys finding and photographing Pica.  On this trip, we were determined to find some of these little critters and make some photographs.  We …

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Looking For Dinner.

Looking For Dinner – This female Yellow-bellied Marmot wandered all over the Sheepeater Cliff Picnic Area looking for dinner.  She seemed to pay little attention to all the people who were watching and photographing her.  She was on a mission for sure.  She had many a photographer backing up to keep a respectable distance from …

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Fearless Yellow-bellied Marmot

Fearless Yellow-bellied Marmot – While making a late afternoon visit to the Sheepeater Cliff Picnic Area in Yellowstone National Park, I came across this absolutely fearless Yellow-bellied Marmot.  She was likely eating as much as she could in order to have the energy to make milk for her young.  The longer I observed her, the …

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Yellow-Bellied Marmot

Yellow-Bellied Marmot – During a walk along the Big Horn Trail near Indian Creek Campground, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming I was entertained by this Yellow-bellied Marmot.  Marmots are the largest of the rodents living in Yellowstone.

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