"PIKA AT SUNSET" - Pika

September 18, 2023  •  1 Comment

"PIKA AT SUNSET"

Pika - 5 Photos

Kananaskis, Alberta, CA

 

Taken almost at sunset as the sun slowly dipped just below the shelf where this Pika had moved to munch on greenery and have a good scratch.

 

The Pika had approached me but I backed up and grabbed the photos some distance away, a great advantage to a lens with a long focal length. I was somewhat appalled when the day before I had witnessed a photographer attempting to take photos of a pika by placing his camera lens almost into one of the rock tunnels, where I assume a pika had entered. What he achieved I do not know as we just continued on looking for more wildlife in a less intrusive atmosphere.

 

Caught in this subtle lighting, the rabbit appearance certainly becomes apparent, particularly when you can see the bottom of its feet (Photo #3 through to Photo #5), although perhaps not quite Peter Cottontail.

 

PHOTO #1

PHOTO #2

PHOTO #3

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Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
Another set of lovely photos! Love the scratching poses.
You are so right about some people not observing the "wildlife etiquette". It is much more rewarding to blend into the background and observe animals almost unseen.
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