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Groundhog Photograph - The Groundhog by Bob Orsillo

The Groundhog is a photograph by Bob Orsillo which was uploaded on January 31st, 2012.

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Wonderful wildlife capture, Bob; love the expression. vote

The Groundhog - Original fine art nature wildlife photography by Bob Orsillo The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as a woodchuck, whistle-pig, or in some areas as a land-beaver, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. Other marmots, such as the yellow-bellied and hoary marmots, live in rocky and mountainous areas, but the woodchuck is a lowland creature. It is widely distributed in North America and common in the northeastern and central United States. Groundhogs are found as far north as Alaska, with their habitat extending southeast to Alabama.

How a beauty:) V/F!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you my friend :)

What a sweet capture, this photo is flawless, v/f :)

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Marilyn! :))

Great capture!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Jeanne! :)

Charming, lovely capture! Very interesting description! (V/f)

Bob Orsillo replied:

Nicole - Thank you!

such a great image and so wonderful to capture him in that pose such a beauty

Bob Orsillo replied:

Gloria - Thank you!

Wonderful image, Bob! I didn't hear what he said about the coming of spring this year... did he tell you?

Bob Orsillo replied:

He just laughed when asked - here we are still waiting for winter ...

Love the textures and the grumpy-looking face! vf! PS- I live in Pennsylvania, & one of my favorite movies is 'Groundhog Day'.

Bob Orsillo replied:

That really was a great movie! - Thanks Byron!

the composition is so interesting Bob! love how the rocks make a natural frame,,, and superb capture of this adorable Groundhog... I wonder what it was looking at ;-p

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thank you Aimelle, I think she was trying to pretend I was not there :)

Wonderful capture, Bob! I like wistle-pig!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Anna - Thank you!

what a sweet image Bob i have groundhog as my gorgeous fave for today toatlly going in my faves vote too su

Bob Orsillo replied:

Gloria - Thanks so much and for the v/f and su! :))

What a delightful personage you have conveyed in this stunning composition! Every detail contributes to the insights this beautiful photograph offers!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Dawn - Thank you1 :))

A fabulous wildlife photo, Bob- a terrific rock setting for the groundhog!!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Will - Thank you!

Gorgeous photography, Bob ... wonderful clarity ... love his pose ... and so appropriate for today!!!!! Happy Groundhog Day!!!! 12 more weeks of winter, YAY!!! Maybe we'll finally get some more snow!!!!!

Bob Orsillo replied:

I hope so Lois, Here it looks like April - maybe the snow gods are looking for a sacrifice ....

excellent work Bob, nice framing and details. Still have to think of that Bill Murray movie though :)) V/F

Bob Orsillo replied:

Thanks Dean and thank you for the V/F ;))

Great capture of a sweetheart of a Groundhog. Love this!

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Carolyn - Thank you! ;)

Fabulous capture ! favo

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Svetlana - Thank you! :))

Aww, adorable capture, Bob!!! :)))

Bob Orsillo replied:

Laurie - Thank you! :)

Great day for a groundhog photo, Bob!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Jane - thank you!

Adorable capture! He looks as though he's not allowing anyone/anything to enter his place. :) F/V

Bob Orsillo replied:

Lourry - thank you and thank you for the f/v :))

We have marmots in Wyoming. This is a great shot!

Bob Orsillo replied:

Lenore - Thank you! :)

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