Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cheeky squirrel photo crasher

This is too funny!

By Marilyn Terrell
on August 12, 2009 2:20 PM

Melissa Brandts and her husband were hiking in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada and decided to take a portrait of themselves with spectacular Lake Minnewanka in the background. Melissa set up the camera's timer and went back to pose.

Meanwhile, attracted by the ticking timer, a Columbian ground squirrel, common in the park, popped up to investigate. Click! "Self-Portrait With Ground Squirrel" was born.

Knowing she had struck photo gold, Melissa sent the pic to National Geographic magazine's Your Shot, and photo editor Susan Welchman chose it for her Daily Dozen gallery last week. You can find it in all its furry glory by clicking here.

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