Hoary Marmots at Lake Helen

While hiking to Lake Helen and Cirque Peak in Banff National Park we came across dozens of these interesting critters. They are very large ground squirrels that are not even remotely shy. We were able to approach very closely before they even bothered to look up. they are very fat, and very cute!

To see some other, and very different images from this trip, please check out my post about it at my other website