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Female European Red Squirrel
2nd PlaceFemale European Red Squirrel

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Challenge: Wildlife VII (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-7D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: North Yorkshire
Date: May 21, 2017
Date Uploaded: May 21, 2017

The native red squirrel is now incredibly rare in England. It has been pushed out by the imported American Grey, which carries a pox that the Reds have no resistance to. This one clearly has young in her nest as she is heavily lactating - with elongated nipple on full display.

Place: 2 out of 54
Avg (all users): 7.1724
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 7.1111
Avg (non-participants): 7.2258
Views since voting: 2012
Views during voting: 147
Votes: 58
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)

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07/13/2018 07:06:27 AM
oh .. did i mention .. CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved ribbon .. :)
07/13/2018 07:05:59 AM
hey Sara .. just came to visit your profile page ..
you have some beautiful photographs there .. this of course is just crazy good .. what an amazingly cute adorable funny moment you have captured .. didnt notice the nipple until you pointed it out .. lol .. :)
sad about the reds dying out .. :(
06/08/2017 10:22:03 PM
Congratulations on the Red!
Great moment captured!
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06/06/2017 08:20:34 PM
This is the PERFECT opportunity for SUCH a fun title!

It got a 7 from me. (sorry! I thought it would help!)

Congratulations on your Red Ribbon in a very tough-competition challenge!
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06/06/2017 12:48:05 PM
i read before (and I don't know if this is true) that the river ness (and later the caledonian canal) almost acts as a border between the population divide between the red and grey squirrels.
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06/05/2017 01:48:46 PM
Congrats on the red for your red, Sara...and very sad to hear about the American greys carrying a pox. Our native north American reds are tough little devils who can and do chase the black and grey squirrels off all the time!
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06/05/2017 01:57:04 AM
Congrats on the red, Sara.
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06/03/2017 04:20:40 PM
Heaps of attitude. Marvelous.
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06/02/2017 09:15:08 PM
Terrific shot Sara. He looks like he is posing for you.
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06/02/2017 04:11:34 PM
This is really fabulous.
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06/02/2017 09:18:51 AM
Would have been a great entry in the Humorous Wildlife Contest :)
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06/02/2017 09:11:56 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, one of my top picks from the challenge. Love the pose and such beautiful colors. I am always jealous when I see photographs of these squirrels, so much more interesting then the ugly grey squirrels we have here.
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06/02/2017 07:06:06 AM
Squirrels are natural posers, aren't they?! Well done - congrats on the Red.
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06/02/2017 05:45:07 AM
Congratulations, Sara! What a beautiful shot!
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06/02/2017 04:23:31 AM
Congratulations! Great shot
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06/02/2017 02:05:09 AM
Lovely image Sarah, congrats on the Red. In Scotland we luckily still have red squirrels but only because there's an enormous effort to catch the greys before they can do any harm.
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06/02/2017 12:24:55 AM
LOL. That's one badass squirrel! :) Congrats, Sara! Awesome pic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2017 10:17:56 PM
Great pose from your critter! and the color is warm and wonderful here. Nice work.
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05/31/2017 11:29:43 PM
Cute! This belongs in the humourous wildlife series.
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05/31/2017 08:59:41 AM
I love the image. The background looks like a stage backdrop and highlights the squirrel perfectly. I think it calls for a funnier caption, though ;-)
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05/30/2017 11:22:22 PM
This one is my favorite. It's so much fun!
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05/27/2017 03:52:07 AM
Clear, crisp and a little bit of a caricature due to the lack of much environmental context. I'd have preferred a bit less squirrel and a bit more environment. But who cares what I'd have preferred; it's not my picture, it's yours, and it's undeniably a very competent one. One big advantage of it being framed so closely is that I can more clearly see the irresistible resemblance to an American football lineman getting into a 3-point stance for the snap. So, that's an unexpected bonus! I was wrong & you were right. Thank you.
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05/26/2017 09:43:17 AM
Perfect moment!
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