Take 5: Chipper Chipmunks

Right about now, eastern chipmunks begin to emerge from their burrows. Chipmunks spend the winter a torpid state, in which their body temperature and heartbeat decrease, but they wake every few days to feed on stockpiled food. These industrious creatures provide endless opportunities for photographers, as these five images from past Photo Contests prove.

2013 Photo Contest Entry © Justin Miel

2013 Photo Contest Entry © Justin Miel

2013 Photo Contest Entry © Sarah Keates

2013 Photo Contest Entry © Sarah Keates

A rare melanistic chipmunk, 2011 Photo Contest Entry © Katharine Wall

A rare melanistic chipmunk, 2011 Photo Contest Entry © Katharine Wall

2014 Photo Contest Entry © Cynthia West

2014 Photo Contest Entry © Cynthia West

2014 Photo Contest Entry © Kim Nagy

2014 Photo Contest Entry © Kim Nagy

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About Hillary T.

Where: Mass Audubon Headquarters, Lincoln Who: Massachusetts transplant by way of Florida and New York. Raising two young girls, who she hopes will be budding naturalists Favorite part of the job: Learning something new every day from some of the smartest and most enthusiastic groups of people

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