As I was descending from Mt. Whitney (You can see Guitar Lake in the background), I saw a flash of movement. It was a marmot, the first one I had seen since we started hiking 5 days prior. I took a picture from far away, hoping I would not disturb him:
I moved in closer, and he still seemed uninterested in me:
This is less than 6 feet away. Apparently he was hoping I would be a potential food handout. When I was clear I was just there for the picture, he went on his way.