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.

Taken In Otawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
ISO 400
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM


  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 2 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    How beautiful!!!!

  • Thank you very much Lori

    – Michael Cummings

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago sharp.. subject so well positioned and super eye contact.
    I have a vague idea you do make photo’s for a while now (^_^)
    FAV Mike..Pro work

    (I am of in 2 hours ..Cruise..Barcelona..Madeira and Can. Islands : Tenerife – Lanzarote – Malaga)
    Greetz to Tracey


  • Thanks John, Have a great time on your Cruise

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous capture! Superb work.

  • Thank you very much Bunny

    – Michael Cummings

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyover 2 years ago

    Im jealous….nice one!!

  • Thanks very much Scott. We are luck to have a resident population in part of our surrounding green space. I love it when they are in transition from brown to white.

    – Michael Cummings

  • GolemAura
    GolemAuraover 2 years ago

    oh how cute and sweet!!! so royal :) great capture :)

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture Michael and great info.

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Fabulous shot, Michael!

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 2 years ago

    How beautiful he is!!..You have certainly done him justice with this brilliant capture Michael!!

  • joycee
    joyceeover 2 years ago

    Great shot Michael!

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