This photo of a Marmot was captured in Rocky Mountain National Park. While on the park road I observed some movement in a small grass area adjacent to some rocks. I pulled ahead and parked and slowly walked back to the location. Looking around I found a Marmot burrow. I situated myself so that the sun was directly behind my back and would bathe the burrow with morning light. It took about twenty minutes before the Marmot stuck his head out to check around for the first time. After awhile he became comfortable with my presence and I was able to get close enough for a full frame shot and decent eye contact pose.