Animals Wildlife Photo: Northern Flying Squirrel Peers Out the Peephole By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Tony LePrieur / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Our photo of the day comes from Alberta, Canada. Flying squirrels are obviously famous for their flying, even if it's not exactly "flying" per se, but more of a controlled gliding. With skin flaps that stretch between their wrists and ankles, and a flattened tail that allows for steering, these nocturnal creatures soar from tree to tree. But you know what else they do really well? Look adorable when peeking out from their arboreal abodes, just like this one photographed by Tony LePrieur. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.