Chipmunks are everywhere; they can also be pests (thanks to human interference) – but it’s hard to deny how cute they are. Chipmunks always remind me of camping (specifically, one of the many camping trips with my uncle), and it’s nice to see them running around whenever I am in the great outdoors. I have lots of photos of chipmunks sitting still while eating, but this one is one of my favourites. I happened to have my camera with me (I was shooting during a short hike) and this little fur ball happened to be running towards me.

As I raised my camera and focused, the chipmunk paused – and that’s what you see here.