Friday, August 29, 2008

day 242 - climb ev'ry mountain (2)

Ezo chipmunk. 
Tamias sibiricus lineatus.
Here it's called the Ezo chipmunk, but the same guy on the mainland is the Siberian chipmunk, easily recognised by its five stripes. It was surprising to see it at this height above its usual woodland habitat. These little buggers are quick. It was patience but mostly good luck that this one was snapped as he sprinted from the undergrowth.

Asahidake. (We only took about 40 photos of the mountain reflected in this lake!)


A couple more showing alpine plant beauty and diversity.

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