Prairie Dogs of the Wichita Mountains
Every once in a while, mother nature smiles and gives you perfect light. These prairie dog photos are the result of just such an occasion. A veil of cloud was filtering the afternoon sun, eliminating any trace of harshness from the sunlight, but still allowing a bit of directivity. This was supplemented by a fill flash, gelled slightly warmer than the sunlight to give the dogs some added punch.
You can actually see both sources of light if you look closely at the eye in the third photo from the top.
The lower-left and upper-right points of bright light are reflections of the flash and sun, respectively. The hazy area surrounding the sun is the cloud that is so important to the quality of light in these photos.