What can I say, I kind of have a thing for large rodents 🤷♂️. This arctic ground squirrel is trampling some mountain avens to feed on the seeds of a tundra grass. It will be hibernation time soon, and this species enters a true hibernation, cooling their body temperature to several degrees below freezing.
Savage Alpine Trail, Denali National Park. Who needs a telephoto lens when the wildlife is this cooperative?