American Pika

Pika, Mount Evans, ColoradoPikas are closely related to rabbits, although smaller than the average rabbit and with shorter ears. There are several species living in mountainous regions of Asia and North America. This is the American pika. It lives in boulder fields at or above the tree line. Spotted at Mount Evans in Colorado.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 400, f/5 at 1/250th of a second

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  1. Sue September 7, 2017 at 1:02 am #

    Big World, Little Pika!

  2. Shardae September 7, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    Holy crap this is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. I want one. Can I have one?

  3. Peter Butterfield September 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    —– Small but ambitious
    —– Firmly poised on granite hip
    —– A tail should be wagged .

  4. Andi September 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    Love these guys, but they are so hard to get a glimpse of! Good timing on your part!

  5. Rachel Bellenoit September 7, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

    Love the perspective in this shot!

  6. michael huber September 9, 2017 at 2:05 am #

    how much is the montrhy fee for onr of these little creature, I would like take one home or help by him some food. ?