Marmots Along Trail Ridge Road - Marmota flaviventris.
Yellow-bellied marmots spend their days alternately foraging for lush herbs and basking in the sun. Requiring boulders for cover, they seldom venture far from their borrow and "whistle" when danger is sensed. Marmots hibernate in early October and emerge in April or May.
991 Wendy Shattil and Bob Rozinski
Published by Rocky Mountain Nature Association
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Rocky Mountain Wildlife
Wendy Shattil and Bob Rozinski have worked as a photographic team since 1981, specializing in wildlife and nature photography. They are international grand prize winners of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competion. Other credits include National Wildlife, Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, Natural History and National Geographic Publications.