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The Squirrelizer = photo crasher

Melissa Brandts and her husband were hiking in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada and decided to take a portrait of themselves with spectacular Lake Minnewanka in the background. Melissa set up the camera and went back to pose, and her husband held the remote shutter release. Meanwhile, attracted by the sounds of the autofocus, an inquisitive Columbian ground squirrel, common in the park, popped up to investigate. Click! “Self-Portrait With Ground Squirrel”…
(c) National Geographic Intelligent travel blog

An internet hype is born 😉



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Published on August 22, 2009

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  1. f1rst,

    I once was hiking in BC/Canada too and I can confirm that the squirrels are VERY inquiring. But this is a really cute photo. I wonder how long this Internet meme is around……?

  2. f1rst,

    btw: I love the term “photo crasher” … until now I just was aware of the term “Wedding crasher” 😀

  3. Globetrotter,

    This made my day 🙂 even if the photo is a fake!!!???