#44 – Look at Me!

The term “photobomb,” referring to the act of someone or something in the background of a photograph intentionally or unintentionally stealing the focus away from the main subject(s), is still pretty new to the English language.  From what I’ve found online, the first use of the term was in 2008… and thanks to the rise of camera phones and social media, photobombing became a popular viral phenomenon during the first half of the 2010’s.  One of the photos that helped make the practice of photobombing famous featured a squirrel poking its head up in the foreground of an outdoor family photo.

So it’s only natural with all of the thousands of pics I’ve taken over the years that I’d eventually get a good one of a photobombing squirrel.  I was trying to capture the guy in the front facing up the tree, and was certainly not expecting his friend to suddenly poke his head out from behind and look right at my camera!  It’s not the neatest shot I ever got of a photobomber, but it’s the best sciurine attention ho in my collection, making him my 44th favorite Saturday Squirrel of all time!

Oh, and I’ve finally made a special page to track this countdown with links to all past entries in the series!


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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10 Responses to #44 – Look at Me!

  1. it’s a super cute bombing….. no doubts

  2. Maybe his friend thought the guy with the camera would toss some corn their way……in exchange for the pose!


  3. noelleg44 says:

    A cute photo bomb. I wouldn’t mind if I were the other squirrel.

  4. So rare to capture them in such close proximity-they usually are chasing one another off a tree racing around like maniacs. Nice capture!

  5. draliman says:

    There’s always that one squirrel who can’t bear to be left out of anything…

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