Friday, March 21, 2014

A Pika from the Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Pika (Ochotona princeps)
The industries pika (Ochotona princeps) stockpiles up to 50 pounds of grass each summer to sustain itself through the winter.  This member of the rabbit family has short round ears to help reduce the loss of vital heat in the frigid alpine air.  Due to climate change, their species is at risk.

Photographer - Gene Putney

This is unused and was bought in 2013. 

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Grand Teton National Park is an approximately 310,000 acres (130,000 ha) National Park in northwestern Wyoming, USA.

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Here is a postcard from the national park... 
The Grand Tetons
Color Photo by Under the Willow
This postcard is from 1995.


ONeal said...

The Pika card is awesome. What a great shot.
Grand Teton National Park card, beautiful. I've never been there, hopefully someday.

Brenda Perez said...

My aunt and uncle just took several weeks and toured many of the National Parks, and they sent me postcards from all of them them visited. They said they were all beautiful of course :D

ONeal said...

Very cool. What a great time they must have had. And really nice of them to send you the postcards!