Scene-stealing squirrel

This squirrel, photographed in Banff (Canada), is the latest internet phenomenon:

crasher squirrel_1

The photo is from the Globe and Mail. Jackson and Melissa Brandts were taking a photo of themselves in a scenic location, when the squirrel developed an unwonted interest in their camera. The Brandts were able to take a series of photos of the interloping squirrel because the camera is equipped with a remote-controlled shutter.

Melissa submitted the photo to a National Geographic competition. From there, the photo was picked up by BuzzFeed, which started a photoshop contest for its readers.

Here are three of my favourite entries from BuzzFeed:

photoshopped squirrel

(click to enlarge — or proceed to BuzzFeed and scroll through dozens of entries)


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Bridgett
    Aug 14, 2009 @ 20:14:32

    Oh that made my afternoon.


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