Yellow-bellied Marmot - Marmota flaviventris

These large rodents can be found with a bit of searching at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in southern Alberta. They like to sun themselves on the flat hoodoo tops, soaking up the warmth.

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  • Nuao 3y

    It's looking quite... flat there! Absolutely love how it's just laying like that. Makes for an interesting shot! Great details (that's some big teeth it's got there) and gorgeous colours! I quite like the light reflecting in its eye.
  • Paul Jones 3y

    Nuao Flat and fat, happily sunning itself on top of a big rock!
  • Jamuudsen 3y

    Slouching-on-Stone Provincial park would be equally apt.
  • Isabel Fagg 3y

    Very nice and relaxed :)
  • Paul Jones 3y

    Jamuudsen Isabel Fagg Yeah, the Marmot is putting the park into provincial park!
  • TJ 3y

    great pose, wonderful shot!
  • Paul Jones 3y

    TJ Thanks so much.
  • YawningDog 3y

    How adorable!
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Taken on June 8, 2012
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