Sorry, I have nothing against good critics and perhaps you are right when you are thinking that Usa is not the correct headline for images taken only of the South-West. Iwill chanche this but I do not understand what a narwal has to do with a squirel.
I think that a squirel is absolutely typical for this area as a puffin is for Iceland, thats wy it is in the USA directory and not in Animals directory. I havenīt heard of anyone seeing a narwal in the South-West.
Narwals have nothing to do with squirels at all that I know of. Squirels have been photographed many many times and are, by my definition (and used here as an example), a very mature subject. Mature subjects require mature treatment. A squirel eating grass next to a side walk is not mature treatment. Rather ordinary as that is where they are frequently seen and eating is what they are frequently doing. As far as I know, no one has ever photographed narwals mating. Very immature subject and nearly any photo would be a mature treatment.
I'm not saying I think matue subjects with immature treatment are not OK images. I just don't think they are interesting enough for world-wide display.
I didn't get the squirel's connection to the southwest USA. Frankly, I think I have seen many more ravens and blue jays than squirels. Squirel just doesn't say "USA" to me, but sounds more like "Animal." But then I live in the southwest USA. Maybe squirels are what people think of when they think of the southwest USA. Where I live I see many more quail and doves than squirels. And I have never seen a narwal here either. A guess a narwal in the desert would be very rare.
I've never been to Iceland and I'm not a bird watcher (a result of a very sheltered life, I guess) so I didn't see an instant connection between Iceland and puffins. Puffins, even the North Atlantic puffin found in Iceland, are found many other places, and are not unique to Iceland. I think puffins fall into the mature subject categary. I have seen puffins a couple of times and knew at once they were puffins, from photos I have seen.