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)