Yesterday afternoon and into the evening, I was on a family hiking trip as opposed to a serious photography trip to the Northern Cascades near the Washington/British Columbia border where I ran into a colony of American pikas on a subalpine hillside near Cascade Pass. Having seen one the week before on Mount Rainier and missing the shot, I was very happy I at least brought some of my gear with me on this trip and was able to get this adorable pika on camera.

 
Rich Leighton
August 20, 2013 

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