Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Guest Photo of the Day: A Brave and Curious Pika, 2008


A Brave and Curious Pika, 2008, originally uploaded by bwellsea.
What a great photograph! I've seen these little guys up at Mount Rainier many times, but they never stand still in one place longer than about 0.43 seconds, and anticipating where that brief pause will be is nearly impossible. Yet David Blackwell has managed to capture an amazingly finely-detailed photograph in which every hair is distinctly visible. The closest I've ever come was a shot of a marmot September before last, but those guys stand still a little more often than the pikas do.

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