I went backpacking in the Ruby Mountains the last 5 days and had some much needed quality time with PIKAS! I don’t get to see them often enough so I was ridiculously excited to find a quite a few of them.
They aren’t really easy to find, see (but easy to hear with their adorable squeaks) or photograph- and they are surprisingly fast little buggers! I finally saw a baby pika – yes, a baby pika, guys! Holy cute factor. The one above is an adult.
I got a handful of photos I was happy with, but mainly I was happy to just hang with pikas for a while. More to come!
Jill Wussow, 31, is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.