These Sweet Chipmunk Photos Are Sure to Put a Smile on Your Face
We challenged you to capture the cute, quirky antics of chipmunks on camera, and you delivered! Here are 20+ of the best snaps from photographers across the country.
Pictures of chipmunks across Canada
It’s rare for Banff’s breathtaking Sulphur Mountain to get upstaged, but this little mountain-dweller somehow manages to steal the spotlight! We love how the rust-coloured spots of lichen compliment the chipmunk’s chocolate-hued fur in this snap from Ann Lane.
“I’ll take a cup of orange pekoe—milk, no sugar please”
No, this fuzzy friend isn’t really drinking tea. Karen Cook of Kingston, Nova Scotia, writes of this shot, “This little one is helping himself to the raspberry jam we have put out for the Baltimore Orioles! Who knew chipmunks had a sweet tooth?”
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A quick chipmunk kiss
“I sat and watched this baby chipmunk come and give Mom a kiss, then wanted another and then Mom seemed to say ‘OK enough already!'” writes Kathy Echlin of Carleton Place, Ontario, of these sweet chipmunks that live in her family’s yard.
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Going nuts for peanuts
This hungry chippy looks just about ready to swallow his dinner whole!
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Hole in one
Healther McIlravey of Severn Bridge, Ontario, captured this curious chipmunk investigating one of her birdhouses.
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Doing the groundhog’s work
We hope this chipmunk predicts a long and hot summer!
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Poised for a pause
“We saw this chipmunk when we were visiting a marsh,” writes Laura McArthur of Fredericton, New Brunswick. “Nice to see them in their natural habitat.” Nice indeed. Doesn’t this chipmunk just look so peaceful? The earth-toned shades of the bark and dried bush in the background match the chippy’s striped fur perfectly.
To infinity…and beyond!
It’s hard to get a positive ID on this flying critter (from terra firma, it could be either a chipmunk or a squirrel!), but one thing’s for sure—he’s earned his wings! Barb Northcott must be a quick-draw on the camera to have snapped him pouncing from tree to tree in Vermilion, Alberta, with a snack stowed safely between his teeth.
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Walk the line
Thanks to Brian Jones of London, Ontario, for sharing this stellar snap of this puffy-cheeked chipmunk strutting his stuff.
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Lyn MacDonald of Kamloops, British Columbia, captured this trio of chipmunks with their eyes on the prize. What could they be looking at? The world’s largest stash of peanuts? We’ll never know.
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On the move
“Not to be deterred, this chipmunk runs the gauntlet of a small construction site at our storage building,” writes Cathy Gauthier of Magnetawan, Ontario. “He kept my husband company as both worked long days. It was August of last year when I took this photo, with the chipmunk gathering nesting material as winter slowly approached.”
Out to play on a snow day
Brian Jones captured this snowy snap at Springbank Park in London, Ontario. We wonder how long this chipmunk stayed perfectly nestled between those two tiny snowbanks before scampering off.
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Who said birdseed was just for birds?
“This little guy was going to try anything to get to the birdseed,” writes Sarah White of Ottawa. “He was so funny to watch. The bird feeders kept swinging back and forth making it harder for him to reach. He did finally get some food, but gave up going for seconds.”
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Bikes and blooms
Forget being a passenger; this road-trip-ready chipmunk is in the driver’s seat! Prepping for a cross-Canada trek, perhaps?
Trick or treat
Linda Kundrick captured this chipmunk stockpiling some peanuts for winter at Lemoine Point in Kingston, Ontario. Hopefully he saved some for the other chipmunk-or-treaters!
“This chipmunk is standing on one of my backyard garden lights sizing himself against the carved squirrel on the bird bath. Hysterical!,” writes Paula Brown of Ottawa.
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Ready for a closeup
Thanks to Patti Parker of Huntsville, Ontario, for sharing a closeup of this golden chipmunk ready to pounce. Or is he laying low so he can sniff his stash of sunflower seeds before going in for another nibble? Either way, what a great shot!
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We just couldn’t resist sharing yet another snap of two chipmunks kissing. While they could just be using their sniffers to identify each other, it’s much more amusing to imagine they’re expressing a loving display of affection.
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Can you spot the camouflaged chipmunk in this photo? No, he’s not by the spotted rock. And he isn’t laying low in the dried grass and dirt…
There he is!
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How in the world did Norma Van Alstine of Port Sydney, Ontario, manage to capture this solo chipmunk’s peanut picnic? We just hope he stayed long enough to pay the bill!
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Can you ribbit?
Yes we can! This frog-chipmunk duo is the friendship we didn’t know we needed.
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