Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shadows of Squirrels

Three types of ground squirrels live in the Sonoran Desert:

Round-tailed Ground Squirrel

Harris' Antelope Ground Squirrel


Rock Squirrel

These were all found in the Coronado National Forest.  I love squirrels, but I never see any in my yard, not even at the bird feeders.  Fortunately, I get to enjoy pictures of squirrels at friends' blogs regularly. :)

For more Shadow Shot Sunday images, visit Hey Harriet hosted by Tracy.

26 comments:

anka said...

How cute the squirrels. Beautiful shots, I like the last one most.
Have a great day!

tom sullivan said...

Thanks again, for the vivid photos and informative text!

Julie said...

They are so C-U-T-E!!!!!!!!!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I am learning so much about squirrels these days and I really like the shadow shots here too.

tinasphotoblog said...

I like the Round-tailed Ground Squirrel best, we have squirrels in Sweden too but I haven´t caught anyone on a photo yet. :)

Sylvia K said...

I love squirrels! And these are such cute ones and they make great shadows! Great shadow shots for the day, Diane! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sylvia

Jen said...

They make great shadow shot pics Diane--and yes, you know where you can always find one. :D
Happy SSS to you.

betchai said...

oh, beautiful squirrel shots Diane.

Boomer Pie said...

If you want to see tons of squirrels, come up to Michigan. We have too many...be happy to send some your way. By the way, I love Arizona...lucky you to live there. I signed up to follow you. Stop by my place for some colorful Northern spring scenery
http://www.boomerpie.com/

Clytie said...

Beautiful pictures of these adorable little creatures! We have red squirrels, gray squirrels and chipmunks - but they don't come very close because we also have cats.

Catherine said...

some more cute shadow shots...

rainfield61 said...

Squirrels are cute little things, but they are quick to move around for decent pictures.

Icy BC said...

Oh Diane, it must be fun to photograph this squirrel and catch its shadow.

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
I'd love to ship you some squirrels from my yard. However, I don't know if they'd like the desert! Nice action shot!

Hey Harriet said...

These are delightful! I don't have squirrels visiting me either so it's a treat to see such little cuties here. Have a great week!

Self Sagacity said...

I agree with everyone, they are nice shadow shots and the squirrel is so cute!

Anya said...

Wow!!
Looks so cute and lovely !!
Wonderful shots :-)
(I have never seen a squirrel in real !!!)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love them too. They are so cute and interesting. Great shots Diane.

Loree said...

What cute little creatures and great shadow shots.

Arasu said...

Nice captures of cute looking squirrels! I like the posture of the squirrel in the first photo.

Evelyn said...

More cute squirrels - love them!

Levinson Axelrod said...

Nice post about the squirrels. Thanks for the quick run down on the different types of desert animals.

Ayie said...

i like the first picture, so cute!

Tracy said...

Great pictures! I miss squirrels, too, but I know they sometimes can be pests. I saw a ground squirrel on a hike recently but wasn't fast enough to capture it.

Stephanie said...

The squirrel is cute. The shadow in the first photo looks like the squirrel's 'friend'. We have 'wild' squirrels that roams everywhere. I just saw one in my garden this morning. When I open the house door, the squirrel quickly dashes off. They can run really fast!

Prospero said...

I want to be reincarnated as a squirrel.