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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, Canon 28-300mm L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-26 11:57
Viewed: 3253
Points: 12
[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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Hi Robi. Interesting motive.
Amazing photo. Very impressive picture. Great atmosphere.
Very well done. tfs. Steve

bonjour Robi
tiens tu a mis le même titre que moi lolll superbe attitude de la marmotte très bien cadrée et des belle couleurs très bonne netteté et détail bravo


Nice capture... It doesn't look like he has a care in the world.

Allo Robi,
C'est mon petit copain ou copine encore! Bravo pour cette belle prise! J'aime bien sa pose et les détails de cette photo. Les couleurs sont naturelles et la composition superbe! bien vu! Merci,

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-02-12 14:39]

Hi Robi,
I am astonished that you can get so close. You must have been waiting by the nest to get this. I have seen them in Austia and I only got close once. Very nice composition, sharpness and blurred bg.
TFS Paula

What a beautiful photo! Very handsome marmot.

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