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Searching For Pika

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 21 October 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

A fun thing to do on the trial to or from The Rock Pile at Moraine Lake was to look for a Pika. A pika is a small mountain-dwelling mammal found in Asia and North America. With short limbs, very round body, and even coat of fur, and no external tail, they resemble their close cousin the rabbit, but with short rounded ears.

They live in rocky areas and are very hard to spot unless they move, and then they are very fast. Pika are hard to see and even harder to photograph. Tomorrow - one pika.

NIKON D5500 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 640 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Great framing and mountain scape. I love it!

21 Oct 2019 5:08am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I wait ...

21 Oct 2019 5:37am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

Intéressant ces escalier

21 Oct 2019 6:23am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Thank you for the description . . I'll know one if I see one, now !

21 Oct 2019 7:09am

JPA from Paris, France

superbe escalier! amts

21 Oct 2019 8:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nicely rugged scene

21 Oct 2019 9:07am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Un très beau paysage !

21 Oct 2019 9:28am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice capture

21 Oct 2019 9:47am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A impressiv and beautiful composition.
I love the colors and details in this photo.
Thanks for the explanation.

21 Oct 2019 10:39am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This is an inviting path.

21 Oct 2019 10:41am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

I think it better using these steps when they are dry. Excellent capture.

21 Oct 2019 11:46am

Rose from United States

What a set of steps to climb!

21 Oct 2019 12:15pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quels escaliers et en fond ces montagnes quel décor
Belle soirée

21 Oct 2019 3:02pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A very beautiful composition . So ...happy you if you managed to photograph a Pika...

21 Oct 2019 4:37pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I look forward to tomorrow. I like the look of the rugged area.

21 Oct 2019 5:40pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A splendid PoV up these stairs. An interesting lead-in that leaves us in anticipation of your next photo.

21 Oct 2019 6:12pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beautiful setting for a brisk walk.

21 Oct 2019 6:42pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing view.

21 Oct 2019 8:48pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it looks like a very nice park

21 Oct 2019 9:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

The landscape and the view is gorgeous but so many steps. I would never make it. I don't think that I have ever seen a pika so looking forward to it!

21 Oct 2019 11:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice shot of the Pika hunt. I don't think I've seen one in the wild.

22 Oct 2019 12:40am

yoshimiparis from France

nice composition.
It seems in the background that there was a landslide ...

22 Oct 2019 6:02am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful landscape with these large stone steps. And thanks for the interesting information. :)

22 Oct 2019 6:29pm

1/60 second
ISO 640
27 mm (35mm equiv.)