14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pika pausing with a mouth full of grass.

Pika in the North Cascades of Washington pausing on his/her dash with a mouth full of grass to his/her "hay stack" of plant materials which will serve as a food larder for the upcoming winter months when his/her home under and between the rocks will be covered for up to 9 months in snow.

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © Charles Alexander