Photo of the Week: Marmot Feast

07-29-2013 // NWF Staff

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Washington State’s Mt. Rainier National Park is home to world-renowned wildflower meadows, reaching peak bloom in late July to early August and bursting with the colors of avalanche lilies, paintbrush, asters, daisies, fireweed and purple shooting stars. While hiking the Paradise area trails, photographer Sean Crane writes that he spotted this hoary marmot “munching on flowers, seeming to prefer the red Indian paintbrush to other varieties.” The New York resident used a Nikon D300 with a 200-400mm lens.

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