Species: Pika | Location: Gobi Gurvan Saikan National Park, Mongolia
I was on a trip to Mongolia, and we stopped at a national park for a hike. The group went ahead, and I hung back to try to find some wildlife. I wandered along a trail for about 30 minutes, taking pictures. I finally spotted a Pika that did not seem too skittish. It was feeding and also building a burrow. I was able to get relatively close without disturbing it. I set up and waited for it to come out of the burrow. It was gathering grass. This shot was taken as it was rising to try to get another piece of grass.
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About The Photographer
I'm an avid traveler who is trying to see as many areas of the world as possible. My goal is to see these environments before they are significantly impacted by climate change. I was shooting Nikon, but switched to Canon in 2014. Macros of flowers and plants were my first SLR subjects, but once I purchased longer lenses I've added birds, mammals and pretty much anything that moves. After each trip I make presentations in the local community, to try to build awareness of these areas and the issues that they face. Hopefully this will encourage more people to contribute to the support of these fragile environments.