Squirrels - Ryan Taylor

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Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Beavercreek, Ohio

"The vast and beautiful world is the home we share together.” - Bryant McGill

These critters are everywhere, so much that they become roadkill fairly often. Despite being delegated to a backyard pest and birdseed robber by many, they are still animals.

Just take note of the fur patterns here, they have adapted to blend in with tree trunks such as in this image. I am particularly fond of the vertically-driven composition. Even as the sunlight gently illuminates the right side of the squirrel. Their tail acts as a rudder when making long jumps across tree branches. I have seen these tiny acrobatic climbers atop the tallest sycamores or oaks.

The area surrounding my neighborhood is located above a stone quarry. Try digging underground and you will reach solid rock within several inches. It makes me wonder how they bury their nuts and seeds during the winter..

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