Flowers in chaparral, below 2,000' elevation, San Gabriel Mountains. Three (not four) petals, pinkish petals, yellowish interior. Normally cup shaped? Or still opening?
Swallow, perched on a power line in Black Star Canyon.
Snow plant, Lodgepole Campground
Blursus americanus. Damn my shaky hands in low morning light.
California Valley Coyote (Canis latrans ochropus) in the San Gabriel Mountains, California, USA. Taken along highway 39 between San Gabriel and Morris Reservoirs.
Elevation approximately 7,400' or 2,250 m. This is the lowest I've seen a pika colony in the Sierra Nevada. The end of the Tokopah Falls trail from Lodgepole Camp passes right through the start of their talus habitat, and this picture is from right next to the trail. The talus here is adjacent to riparian and shrub dominated habitats, with woods also nearby.