I was walking at the Presidio on Tuesday and came across this rarely seen animal, a Northern Short-Eared Rugrat. They are habituated to humans, so I was able to creep up close and get this shot. For me, the lighting, expression, pose and setting all work in this image.

I’ll keep an eye out for future sightings. I think this one lives in the Presidio, so chances are good I’ll come across it again.