past weeks

When people still enjoy glorious colors in down south, the winter has been here for a while. Except some resident birds, most of them have left Victoria Island. One of the resident birds is ptarmigan,  it is changing its summer plumage into winter one.
 Ptarmigan

Another animal recently I encountered is Arctic ground squirrel, this adorable creature habitat at the northernmost American continent.  Its Inuit name is Sik sik and hide was used as clothing material in past by Copper Inuit. I met this little fat guy at Doris North Camp site , around 150 km the south of Cambridge Bay cross Queen Maud Gulf on American Continent.

arctic ground squirrel

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13 Responses to past weeks

  1. Rhonda says:

    Great photos!  Love the squirell.  Fall is fast approaching here in the North Counrty…colors are beautiful and weather is very cool.
    Stay warm!
    Rhonda

  2. Kuskulana says:

    Great photos both!
    The ptarmigan is our state bird, don’t they make a funny sound?
    That fat little squirrel is just about ready for winter!
    I am enjoying all the color here in between the cloudiness

  3. Jeffrey says:

    laoxiang, nice pics you got here, love the ptarmigan one especially, how cold there is now? keep warm.

  4. Rambling says:

    Just outstanding photographs.  What a pleasure to see.

  5. Cindy says:

    Love the ptarmigan picture.  It looks perfectly camouflaged out there on the tundra.  The little squirrel looks like he’s ready to take a swim, but I doubt if he can.   Great pictures as usual…keep them coming.

  6. Qina Isabella says:

    merci beaucoup de ton courage!谢谢你的鼓励哦。
    真的,今年遇到太多的挫折了,心已经累了。不过还是需要无奈地坚持着。
    极地?是北极还是南极?那里冷吗?

  7. charming says:

    Hi Wolfwas able to steal a few mnts from my busy schedule.How cute and adorable…Hope they have a cozy place to live through the winterCha

  8. sweeti's says:

    Hi there Wolfy
    First of all sorry for late reply…Same as Cha..Busy with hectic office work.
    the ptarmigan is almost invisible in his environment.its wonderful how nature works.
    and that cute squirrel   very lovable..
    Ur pics are beauties  as always.
    Thumbs up
    MJ
     

  9. alice says:

    Hi, Laoxiang!!! This little guy looks like the ones in the Manning park, BC, so cute. The bird is beautiful!

  10. Here I Am says:

    Yes the coming of winter is still a bit off for me.  Beautiful photos.. What a contrast from what I am seeing

  11. sweeti's says:

    Lets enjoy  the beautiful nature around us…
    The simple things we need..isn’t it
    enjoy ur weekend  Wolfy
    MJ

  12. kevin says:

    Nice picture,  love it when photogenic animals co-operate and pose as instructed     😉    KD

  13. RedWillow ♥ Photography / Lisa says:

    Stunning and Great Capture. . Love the tones.
    Its starting to freeze here every nice. Soon snow will be on the way here and another Season.
    Have a Great Day 😉

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