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Territorial

Jay Ryser

Lakewood, United States

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Some of you may be familiar with Larry the Pika – he lives at 14,000ft on Mt Evans. This is a different pika, who lives along Trail Ridge Road in RMNP. I keep checking the elk rut, and so far it’s too early in the season to see much action. Fortunately, the pika are still very active and don’t mind putting on a show.

Even though they live in loose colonies, pikas are very territorial and will quickly shout out a challenge to any interloper (human, pika or otherwise) entering their little kingdom. This little guy quickly spotted me and belted out a warning telling me I had entered his little area.

He realized pretty quickly that I was not threat and went about his business gathering food for the winter, running between my legs and even perching on my shoe.

American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Sony a700
Sony 70-400
Jobu gimbal, Feisol tripod

ISO 400, f/8, 400mm, 1/1000sec

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