Photo of squirrel crashing Banff picture by Melissa Brandts
It all started when Melissa Brandts and her husband were hiking in Banff and decided to take a portrait of themselves with spectacular Lake Minnewanka in the background, writes Marilyn Terrell on the Intelligent Travel blog.
“Melissa set up the camera’s timer and went back to pose,” Terrell writes.
“Meanwhile, attracted by the ticking timer, a Columbian ground squirrel, common in the park, popped up to investigate. Click! ‘Self-Portrait With Ground Squirrel’ was born.”
Melissa Brandts sent the photo to National Geographic magazine’s Your Shot, and photo editor Susan Welchman chose it for her Daily Dozen gallery.
But that was not the end of it. “Nuts,” the scene-stealing squirrel, seems to have made a habit of this. Take a look at some of the pictures found in photography archives:
Photo of squirrel crashing Peary’s grand moment at the North Pole
Squirrel crashes picture of the official coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Squirrel crashes first flight of the flying machine built by the Wright brothers
Squirrel crashes picture of General MacArthur wading ashore with his army in the Philippines during World War II.
Squirrel crashes Yalta conference during World War II.
Squirrel crashes picture of President Clinton in North Korea courtesy urlesque
Squirrel crashes Last Supper courtesy warrenkinsella
Squirrel crashes picture of moon landing
Squirrel crashes Presidential press conferences
Squirrel crashes the Presidential salute
National Geographic Weekend Squirrel Photo Interview
Banff Crasher Squirrel: The Movie on YouTube
“The Banff Lunar Squirrel!,” sent in by astronengine