Cheeky Marmot Photobombs, Ruins Greenpeace Timelapse Video

Written by on August 30, 2014 in Climate Change, Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
image_pdfimage_print

Kylie McLaughlin | Sydney Morning Herald

The accidental star of a Greenpeace campaign has become an internet sensation, receiving more than 1.5 million hits on YouTube over the past week.

The environmentalists had set up a camera to record a message for a recent campaign, but captured something entirely different after a curious marmot interrupted proceedings.


Though we didn't capture the timelapse video of Glacier National Park that we intended to, we captured something much cooler… Marmot Love. 

Greenpeace had set up a GoPro camera in Montana’s spectacular Glacier National Park, USA, to shoot a timelapse of its incredible landscape in order to raise awareness on the effect of global warming on glaciers.

Things were all going to plan until this inquisitive bundle of fur decided the camera was much more interesting than the gorgeous backdrop being filmed, and bounded uphill to check it out. After giving the GoPro a good clean with its wet tongue, the marmot bowled the camera over, thus ending Greenpeace’s grand plans of an environmental message.

On the bright side, Greenpeace said the marmot had given “the best photobomb in Greenpeace history” and decided to use the message to promote a different campaign altogether.

An online campaigner for Greenpeace, Dawn Bickett, said: “Though we didn’t capture the timelapse video of Glacier National Park that we intended to, we captured something much cooler… Marmot Love.

“This marmot took a minute out of its busy day to show us some love. It’s time for us to do the same. Global warming is shrinking marmot habitat — alpine tundra. Help protect his home from climate change.”

Read the full post here.


Tags: , ,

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on YouTube

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FAIR USE NOTICE. Many of the articles on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use'...you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. And, if you are a copyright owner who wishes to have your content removed, let us know via the "Contact Us" link at the top of the site, and we will promptly remove it.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Conscious Life News assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Paid advertising on Conscious Life News may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.
Top
Send this to a friend