Day 1 Turkeys and Marmots in the Orchard by Willis Chung
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  1. Willis Chung's Gallery
  2. 2017May Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
  3. Day 1 Turkeys and Marmots in the OrchardDay 1 Turkeys and Marmots in the Orchard
Driving on Utah 24, I spot some mule deer along Sulphur Creek. Then I spot a wild turkey.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
The turkey headed away from me, across Sulphur Creek.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
I took some more photos of fluffy mule deer.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Then I noticed the turkeys heading under the fence to the orchard across Sulfur Creek.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
A few more deer photos, then I followed the turkeys.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmots touching noses.I found marmots living at the edge of the orchard.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
The turkeys high stepped it around the orchard, looking for food.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmots at rest in the sun.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmots on guard in the sun.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Alert marmots.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmots coming to check me out at the fenceline.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmot kisses
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmot kisses
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Careful marmots.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmots checking the corners for predators.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Maybe checking for climbability?
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
One marmot decides I might not be a predator.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmot in the window.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
More marmots arrive.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Backlight from the sun making the wattles glow. These are gobblers, all male wild turkeys.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Gobblers showing the red of the wattles and the snood on the forehead.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
A gobbler looking high for food.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Mother and child yellow bellied marmots back at the fenceline.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
A young marmot comes close to check me out.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Nuzzling marmots.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmots at alert
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmot kisses
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Split level marmots.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Wasn't fast enough to press the AutoFocus On button as the marmot leapt. Darn!
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmots at the fenceline.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmot mother and yearling.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmot yearling asking if it's safe.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
The marmot yearling decides to check me out.
Taken in Fruita, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
Marmot yearling checking me out while mother keeps an eye out for trouble.
Taken at the Fruita Orchard in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.
Driving on Utah 24, I spot some mule deer along Sulphur Creek. Then I spot a wild turkey. The turkey headed away from me, across Sulphur Creek. I took some more photos of fluffy mule deer. Then I noticed the turkeys heading under the fence to the orchard across Sulfur Creek. A few more deer photos, then I followed the turkeys. Marmots touching noses.I found marmots living at the edge of the orchard. The turkeys high stepped it around the orchard, looking for food. Marmots at rest in the sun. Marmots on guard in the sun. Alert marmots. Marmots coming to check me out at the fenceline. Marmot kisses Marmot kisses Careful marmots. Marmots checking the corners for predators. Maybe checking for climbability? One marmot decides I might not be a predator. Marmot in the window. More marmots arrive. Backlight from the sun making the wattles glow. These are gobblers, all male wild turkeys. Gobblers showing the red of the wattles and the snood on the forehead. A gobbler looking high for food. Mother and child yellow bellied marmots back at the fenceline. A young marmot comes close to check me out. Nuzzling marmots. Marmots at alert Marmot kisses Split level marmots. Wasn't fast enough to press the AutoFocus On button as the marmot leapt. Darn! Marmots at the fenceline. Marmot mother and yearling. Marmot yearling asking if it's safe. The marmot yearling decides to check me out. Marmot yearling checking me out while mother  keeps an eye out for trouble.
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