Showing posts with label Marmota olympus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marmota olympus. Show all posts

Friday, October 15, 2010

Almost time to relax

TGIF -- Almost time to relax

Its Friday morning, which means the weekend is nearly here and its almost time to relax. Lying out in the autumn sunshine like this Olympic marmot certainly sounds nice. Here's to hoping that you have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend! Taken in the Obstruction Pass area of Olympic National Park in September.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Olympic marmot

We spent our holiday weekend on the Olympic peninsula in Washington State, and had an awesome trip filled with great views and interesting wildlife! One of the highlights off of my rather lengthy wish-list for this too short trip was to see the Olympic marmot, which is an endemic species to the peninsula. We found this wonderful specimen sunning itself along the trail in Olympic National Park, near the Obstruction Point area.

Olympic marmot

To give a little perspective on the views these guys enjoy, here's a frame with some of the Olympic range in the backdrop.
Quite a view from this sunning stone

Here's a slightly different take on this pose as well, with the nearer hillside in the backdrop instead. I'm not quite sure which I like better, but I think I'm more drawn to the colors in the top frame.
Chillin' marmot style