By far the cutest capture I took this past weekend! It is hard to top baby mountain goats and pikas but somehow this little one stole the show.
A photo friend and I ventured into an area about half way up Mount Evans that I historically have had good luck finding pika. As we set off, this golden mantled ground squirrel hopped on top of a rock along the path and watched us.
It seemed quite curious about us and, best of all, gave us some fantastic poses, including this one. Lots to like about this shot with the perfect pose that shows a lot of personality to the nice rock it is on and the smooth, distant background.