15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pika, anticipating winter

A Pika surveys his territory as an early snow reinforces his need to get ready for winter. They depend on a colder climate, especially in mountainous high country of the west.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: near Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Steven Akre