19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
American Pikas At Rest

On a crisp August morning in the alpine, two American pikas rest atop the comfiest rocks in their talus field home. American pika are so incredibly busy during the summer months that finding time to fully rest is uncommon- especially with other pikas nearby, as these creatures are more or less solitary beings.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Mancos, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Deirdre Rosenberg