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The Haymaker

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A pikas work is never done. They live high on the alpine tundra and do not hibernate. They spend the short summer months constantly harvesting grasses. They use these grasses to turn into hay and live off of during the long brutal winter. It's pretty crazy to watch these little guys. Working literally all day. Running from the rocks to the grass, taking these bundles of grass to their winter storage spot. They are not that easy to get a photo of though. Pika are tiny, fast and very skittish. I sat still on a rock for about an hour and a half before I captured this one.

American Pika - Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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rhunel General Artist
Heehee! How cute!
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NoireroraProfessional Photographer
very cute! :aww:
flagsandmapsohmy's avatar
WOW! These little guys are hard to even SEE, let alone take a picture of, and a magnifecent one at that! Great Job!
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ibjennyjennyProfessional Photographer
This is really something right here. That face is just so cute and it's like he is showing you what he has. Great work.
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AntheacornalynnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Super cute picture! :aww: I can't believe how you caught that! Featured it here: [link]
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Nate-ZemanProfessional Photographer
thanks so much!
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AntheacornalynnHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
IronNarwhal's avatar
:dummy: Pikas are so awesome!
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Nate-ZemanProfessional Photographer
thank you! [link]
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sassybikerchicHobbyist Photographer
He's so cute!!
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ImthenatsHobbyist Photographer
Haha, yup that guy does alot of work. :D Really nice capture.
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Nate-ZemanProfessional Photographer
thank you!
Atlantisvampir's avatar
awesome shot.
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Nate-ZemanProfessional Photographer
thank you!
heligan's avatar
Oh my gosh,, what a beautiful photo ,great to read your description too.what an interesting little animal.
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Nate-ZemanProfessional Photographer
thank you! they are fascinating little creatures
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tigerree Interface Designer
WOW you are really good where did you study photography
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awwwwwwwww he's sooooooooooo cute...........
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this photo has been featured here =) [link]
Wingnut55's avatar
nice pic, that seems to be a very Pika activity.
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Great picture!
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LunaNoxMoonHobbyist
omg they are amazing :D I want one! (kidding of course) they are adorable, I would love to see them for real!

and that picture is amazing to! :D thank you for introducing me to such lovely animals :) :heart:
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NykkyWerwolfHobbyist General Artist
:D awesome!
Valstein0's avatar
I'm not a huge fan of photography, and some times I feel like un-watching some of the photography majors in my list, like yourself, but it's small captured bits of life like this one, and your wonderful landscapes that keep me interested. You can't win them all, but you've won me. Amazing work!
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