A Rock Squirrel At Zion National Park

Rock Squirrel

A Rock Squirrel At Zion National Park In Utah

Rock Squirrel

Up Close Look At A Rock Squirrel

The Rock Squirrel was another animal that I saw a lot of at Zion National Park. They make great subjects to photograph because they know how to pose for the camera. These photos were made with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

These squirrels prefer rocky terrain. They love canyon walls and riparian waterways. Look for rock squirrels frolicking and cooling off in sand baths along the Riverside Walk. Squirrels in Zion are fortunate to have a constant source of water, but even when they are away from a water source, they prove themselves to be hardy survivors. These squirrels have been observed in the desert surviving for up to one hundred days without water. (Zion National Park Mammals)

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3 Comments

  1. Jim Denham April 22, 2013 at 5:32 am #

    Handsome devil! Nice work Steve!

  2. Cindy April 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    There are so many more types of squirrels than I ever realized..this is another new one.. What a cutie!

  3. Toad Hollow Photo April 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    I love squirrels, we’ve got a few living in our yard and I swear I’m gonna bring them all in the house one day. I wonder how the cats would like that… anyways, I digress, what a terrific pair of shots here Steve, I LOVE the character and personality you captured with these!

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