Classic Squirrel

July 28th, 2008


I’m sorry this picture is massive, but it’s the full size image. This is probably one of my favorite images and after putting it on Wikipedia, it has been interesting to watch it utilized for fun, false and featured nomination purposes.  I added this picture today because I just noticed that it was nominated to be a featured image and some of the feedback was quite entertaining.  Comments included:
“This image is encyclopedic, educational, and above all, cute.”
“Mhh… It doesn’t seem to have many toes on the ground, only the heels, indeed seems to be a bit of an unnatural (not so alive) balancing technique for a sitting position like that.”
“I can see its nuts!”

This lucky lad also stars in a terrible YouTube video which has somehow been reposted all over the internet.

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2 Responses to “Classic Squirrel”

  1. Nicko’s Big Picture » Blog Archive » Dupont Circle Fountain - HDR Says:

    [...] honor of my return home. This is another photo I’ve put up on [...]

  2. Nicko’s Big Picture » Blog Archive » The Adventures of the Irreverent Squirrel Says:

    [...] There is a surprisingly long story behind this simple coffee tumbler.  On June 25th, 2007 I took a trip down to the National Mall with my friend Sam.  I borrowed another friend’s Digital Rebel XTi and was eager to play around with it.  Fortunately, we stumbled on a perfect subject, a common grey eastern squirrel that endured close human proximity in hopes of getting some edible loot from the passing tourists.  I held my camera out at arms length and snapped as many pictures as I could.  I eventually added one of the images to wikipedia, sharing the rather comical fellow with the world.  The photo took on a life of its own (some of which I’ve touched on in a previous post). [...]

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