I’m not sure who was more surprised, me or this little guy. Ha!
Taken last September, I had spotted it as it hopped in and out of the rocks but was not having any luck getting a clear shot. It seemed to be moving overall in one direction though so I hiked ahead, hoping to catch it as it continued on.
Sure enough, I did, but far closer than what I anticipated. As I scanned the rocks, I suddenly saw motion right in front of me and there it was! We were both a bit stunned and it hesitated and seemed curious, allowing me to grab a few captures before it disappeared again.