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Marmot


Marmot
Photo Information
Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1991-07-01
Categories: Mammals
Camera: canon, 300 mm AF f/4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-21 8:36
Viewed: 3146
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Marmots are members of the genus Marmota, in the rodent family Sciuridae (squirrels).
Marmots are generally large ground squirrels. Those most often referred to as marmots tend to live in mountainous areas such as the Sierra Nevadas in the United States or the European Alps. However the groundhog is also properly called a marmot, and the prairie dog is also better called a "prairie marmot", though it is not classified in the genus Marmota but in the closely related genus Cynomys.
Marmots typically live in burrows, and hibernate there through the winter. Most marmots are highly social, and use loud whistles to communicate with one another, especially when alarmed.
Many historians suggest that marmots, rather than rats, were the primary carriers of the Bubonic plague during several historic outbreaks.
The name marmot comes from French marmotte, from Old French marmotan, marmontaine, from Old Franco-Provençal, from Low Latin mures montani "mountain mouse", from Latin mures monti, from Classical Latin mures alpini "Alps mouse".
Marmots mainly eat greens. They eat many types of grasses, berries, lichens, mosses, roots and flowers.

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Allo Robi,
J'aime ces animaux que je trouve tellement sympatiques. C'est un superbe portrait de cette petite bête qui te donne une belle pose. Les détails et la prise de vue sont excellents. Bravo pour cette sympatique photo.
Claudine

Very nice shot. How do you get so close to this fellow ?

bonjour Robi,

cette marmotte est vraiment superbe très belle couleurs et bonne composition et une netteté impecable bravo

eric

Jolie photo que tu as prise là. Une belle compositon et une belle netteté.
Stéphane

Hi Robi ,
great details and nice sharpness.
great colors and light.
well exposed.
thanks and regards
Saeed

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