14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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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||Nov. 24, 2016, 4:15 p.m.