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Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 22 October 2019 in Animal & Insect.

In the spirit of Silly Tuesday...
Now you see him, now you don't!
A pika is small and blends in with the rocks, and runs in and out of holes. By the time you spot him in your viewfinder, off he goes.

Pikas prefer rocky slopes and graze on a range of plants, mostly grasses, flowers and young stems. In the autumn, they pull hay, soft twigs and other stores of food into their burrows to eat during the long cold winter. The pika is also known as the "whistling hare" for its high-pitched alarm call when diving into its burrow.

I didn't have much luck getting a good shot of this hyper little critter with a mouthful of plants, and didn't have time to keep trying. This is zoomed and cropped, but it was the best I could do.

NIKON D5500 1/200 second F/6.3 ISO 800 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie - Montagnes from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful capture Barbara, a charming meeting

22 Oct 2019 5:22am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

This is a really good picture of that little guy. Here you can see where it lives and its appearance. Thanks for the comment.

22 Oct 2019 6:07am

JPA from Paris, France

jolie bestiole! amts

22 Oct 2019 6:13am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

It doesn't matter if you had to crop.
The most important thing is that you have seen a great image, great that you wanted to share it with us.

22 Oct 2019 6:17am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Awww . . what a sweet moment . .

22 Oct 2019 6:23am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It is miraculous that you captured it !

22 Oct 2019 8:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a 'dashing' little fellow :)

22 Oct 2019 9:43am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb capture of this little guy.

22 Oct 2019 10:33am

Rose from Clinton, United States

such a little cutie...

22 Oct 2019 1:03pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Dans les rochers et pierre superbe composition de cet animal
Belle soirée

22 Oct 2019 2:28pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

IMpressive that you managed to get a photo, given their story! Happy ST

22 Oct 2019 3:02pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!! He looks so cute...mouthful and enjoying !!!

22 Oct 2019 3:09pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

oh mignon

22 Oct 2019 4:19pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid capture of this pika with its large ears! Beautiful textures that surround him. Happy ST!

22 Oct 2019 6:04pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of this Pika. So cute. :)

22 Oct 2019 6:27pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A nice photo, well seen and responded.
Happy St.

22 Oct 2019 6:28pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb...You captured a photo of him !!

22 Oct 2019 7:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot of him out foraging. I'm glad you got it.

22 Oct 2019 11:42pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Hallo there ;-0

23 Oct 2019 6:15am

1/200 second
ISO 800
450 mm (35mm equiv.)