Sunday, July 10, 2011


We enjoyed another trip through Rocky Mountain National Park this afternoon.  We pulled off to take some pictures and hung out on some rocks for awhile.  After awhile, I began to hear a loud bird cry, but as hard as I scanned the sky, I couldn't see anything that could have made the  sound.  To my disbelief, I realized that it actually came from the little guy below!  He is a pika, a small mammal related to a rabbit.  They make their home in the high elevations (we were close to 12,000 feet at the time) and make this incredibly loud noise.  He ran right by my feet with a mouthful of grasses and flowers.

Nikon D90
Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.8
105mm ISO 200
1/400s f/10

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