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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
247mm / f/6.5 / 1/200 sec. / ISO 200
State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
John Muir Wilderness
Town
Tom's Place
Description

When I think of conservation and Earth Day, my thoughts often go beyond just the beautiful places/landscapes that require preservation--I also think of species that are at risk from climate change. One of those species is the cute relative of the rabbit--a pika. As the earth warms, pikas need to move further up in elevation to survive. I encountered this particular pika high in the Sierra Nevada between 10,000 and 11,000 feet. It was scurrying about, gathering food and eating. It was a great sight to behold--but I worry about these animals and their future viability.

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Date Added
April 24, 2019
Date Taken
July 22, 2017