Saturday, 5 September 2009

Canada's Most Famous Animal

An Alberta ground squirrel is poised to become Canada's most famous animal after the creature inserted itself hilariously into a timed photo being taken by a U.S. couple at a lake in Banff National Park. Minnesota resident Melissa Brandts' photo was selected as nationalgeographic.com website's photo of the day Aug. 13, 2009. The image is set to go viral on the Internet after getting splashed this week on a host of media websites around the world.
Photograph by: Melissa Brandts, nationalgeographic.com (via Perk)



"My husband and I were exploring Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park-Canada when we stopped for a timed picture of the two of us. We had our camera set up on some rocks and were getting ready to take the picture when this curious little ground squirrel appeared, became intriqued with the sound of the focusing camera and popped right into our shot! A once in a lifetime moment! We were laughing about this little guy for days!!" - Melissa Brandts

4 comments:

atHomewithKimVallee said...

A great picture. This was an happy accident.

sealaura said...

very cute! love it.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

EVERYBODY needs their fifteen minutes of fame these days!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

EVERYBODY needs their fifteen minutes of fame these days!