The first thing that comes into mind when one hears the word squirrel is a tiny creature with a fluffy tail. When the word ‘giant’ is attached with ‘squirrel’ it is hard to imagine or picture that. Well in fact, giant squirrels do exist.
The picture above is of the Malabar Giant Squirrel or the Indian Giant Squirrel. An incredibly beautiful creation with wonderful colors and a striking orange bushy tail. Known to be shy animals, they mostly keep to the high reaches of trees and are agile climbers too.
This individual is a resident at the Forest Hills Farm and Guesthouse, Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, hence the opportunity to shoot a close-up.
Shot with: Canon 1D Mark III + 500 f4 IS