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Think pleasant thoughts

Marty’s photo of the day #2946: When you think of the Arctic, the first thing that pops into your mind is most likely “cold.” Well, that was until Republicans started their 40 years-and-counting War On The Environment. Now you might think of human-induced melting polar ice, oil spills, and starving polar bears (thanks Ronald Reagan!). But, just for a moment, let’s think pleasant thoughts:

This is an Arctic ground squirrel that I photographed on a stunning day, in Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle.

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