Archive for 'Ochotonidae'

Himalayan Pika (Ochotona roylei)

Himalayan Pika (Ochotona roylei)

This little cutie was in full swing eating the delicious primula flowers and other species now in bloom, but I just missed it having a mountful of flowers. Even though this was the first day (the full moon of April) people were back after a long winter, they were not that disturbed by human presence, […]

Himalayan Pika (Ochotona roylei)

Himalayan Pika (Ochotona roylei)

This little cutie was in full swing eating the delicious primula flowers and other species now in bloom, and here it had a very short break on an outcrop to survey the area. Even though this was the first day (the full moon of April) people were back after a long winter, they were not […]

Pika (Ochotona sp)

This is one of several individuals I encountered roaming around a small area of grassy ground, and it was in and out of this burrow as if playing hide and seek with us. With a slightly rounded snout it is likely a juvenile. What a cutie! None of the pikas I encountered here displayed any […]

Pika (Ochotona sp)

I got up very early this morning to get to this location before sunrise to capture the snow capped mountains amongst the flowering rhododendrons, and I was rewarded in so many ways. The vista was absolutely stunning, but I encountered so many incredible rhododendrons, birds and also mammals. Among them a group of pikas roaming […]