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Tiny Chipmunk | by Ray Hennessy
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Tiny Chipmunk

What happens when you spend roughtly 10 hours searching and waiting for a Barred Owl to show up that never does? You look for anything to photograph and thankfully this tiny Chipmunk was somewhat cooperative. This Chipmunk was hanging out on a slightly elevated boardwalk that it had tunneled under. It had a few openings that it could appear from which made this a sort of fun game to guess which one it would show up at next. For this shot it showed up at a much farther hole then I expected but I think it worked out well to show this tiny criter in the woods that it lives in. The other small challenge was capturing this without showing the man-made boardwalk it was sitting on, thankfully a pile of leaves in the foreground and a very low perspective did the trick. Taken at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in northern New Jersey.

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Taken on October 13, 2017