Chipmunk Chowing Down.

For those of you that don't know....there are millions of chipmunks in Colorado. Not only that, but in the park areas, they are very friendly and bold. This shot was taken at the top of the tram ride I took on Sunday, but on Monday, Mike, Jill and I were in Rocky Mountain National Park WAY up high on the highway at an overlook. The chipmunks there would climb on your shoulders, your head, anywhere....for food. They're really cool animals. :-)

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  • Rob Macklin PRO 7y

    Cute little critters......and very nice shots.
    Fun to hold and cuddle.

    Too bad they carry bubonic plague and rabies.
  • Jill Buschlen PRO 7y

    Really sharp shot Wes. They were almost as tame as the ones I have in my backyard. Hope you've recovered from that loooooong day yesterday:-)). Thanks for driving all day---I'm so glad Mike decided to add the town of Leadville to the list of great sights:-))). I wouldn't have wanted to miss that!! Wish I had seen the bear!
  • dreamscapepics 7y you had a day full of excitement...elk, bear, and chipmunks...Sounds like a day that was one in a million... ;-)
    (sorry couldn't resist the bad pun)
  • el__vaquero 7y

    The color, composition and clarity are awesome!

    Please add your fine shot to
    Alert swimmer
    Love of the Great Outdoors<.
  • Rick Buch 7y

    Awesome story and equally awesome shot.
  • Kim 7y

    He is so cute, great story.
  • Helen PRO 7y

    They're that way in parts of California. As a kid they used to fascinate me (well, they still do!) when they were so friendly. My father used to tell me they were nothing but vermin and not to touch them, but my mother would slip me treats to give them. :) This is such a great shot! I especially love how the light catches on the ends of his very long whiskers.
  • Brian Rueb 7y

    You went all the way to Colorado to shoot chimpmunks?


    have fun with that....Mike sure points out some great scenary....make sure you thank him.
  • James Duckworth PRO 7y

    Nice detail.
  • DJuniorFan PRO 7y

    Great series of shots, Wes! Those little chipmunks are fun. We camped near Tahoe years ago and they did the same thing. Crawled all over you to get some snacks. That one little guy is really storing up for winter! Looks like you three had a great time. Enjoyed looking at your photos.
  • William Said PRO 7y

    Evil creatures I tell ya!
  • Nick Owen 7y


    you certainly caught him
    so sharp

    The squirrel at my waterfall simply refused to pose for me
  • rhonda.kay 7y

    awe.. it's a cute chipmunk. :O)
  • Anthony Thomas 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called NaturePhotographs *Post 1, comment on 2*, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Rob Scumaci PRO 7y

    Great textures
  • Greg Lief 7y

    We need to beware of these adorable food-stealing chipmunks! :)
  • salvi08 PRO 7y

    Ha! Cute.
  • Terry 7y

    How am i supposed to post any of my pictures now when these look so great!? How do you get them to look so vivid?
  • Jeff Doolittle 7y is my chipmunk pic

    Peanuts make me thirsty
  • kenkeener1621 7y

    Chipmunks are 1 of my favorite animals and i really like this photo.
    I love watching them eat.
    Please take a look at my chipmunk photos when you get a chance.
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Taken on August 24, 2008
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