Snowshoe Hare by Michael Cummings


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The snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), also called the varying hare, or snowshoe rabbit, is a species of hare found in North America. It has the name “snowshoe” because of the large size of its hind feet and the marks its tail leaves. The animal’s feet prevent it from sinking into the snow when it hops and walks. Its feet also have fur on the soles to protect it from freezing temperatures.

For camouflage, its fur turns white during the winter and rusty brown during the summer. Its flanks are white year-round. The snowshoe hare is also distinguishable by the black tufts of fur on the edge of its ears. Its ears are shorter than those of most other hares.

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Taken In Otawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D800
ISO 1000
EV 1.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM


  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barry11 months ago

    How gorgeous! Fantastic photography!

  • raeuberstochter
    raeuberstochter11 months ago


  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgers11 months ago

    A beautiful portrait :)

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampson11 months ago

    Hi Michael – Your photography is always so impressive. This image is so perfectly captured, from the clarity to the portrait style it is very appealing to the eye. The write up in the description area is extremely educational and I’m appreciative you take the time do that for the viewer. Absolutely excellent photography!


  • Wow, thank you very much Roger, I appreciate you very kind words. :-)

    – Michael Cummings

  • walela
    walela11 months ago

    What a cutie!

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB11 months ago

    February 24, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Karen E Camilleri
    Karen E Camilleri11 months ago

    Nicely done !

  • EdsMum
    EdsMum11 months ago

    Congratulations – 25th February, 2014 – Shirley & Jean


  • SandraRos
    SandraRos11 months ago

    What a brilliant and magnificent capture !!

  • Sandrine Pelissier
    Sandrine Pelis...11 months ago

    Congratulations on February 11,2014

    Your beautiful work has been featured in the Canadian Artists group, visit our feature page here

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