Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Land Mammals Category) - Order - Lagomorpha - Rabbits, Hares & PIKAS

This challenge closed almost 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 9th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of RABBITS, HARES & PIKAS.

Interesting Facts

> Though these mammals can resemble rodents (order Rodentia) and were classified as a superfamily in that order until the early twentieth century, they have since been considered a separate order.

> The earliest fossil lagomorphs, such as Eurymylus, come from eastern Asia and date back to the late Paleocene (65 Million Years Ago) or early Eocene (56 Million Years Ago).

> Lagomorphs differ from rodents in that:

They have four incisors in the upper jaw (not two, as in the Rodentia).

They are almost wholly herbivorous (unlike rodents, many of which are Omnivores).

The Lagomorpha occur among members of both Lepus and Ochotona, and involve the occasional foraging for carrion as a supplementary winter food source.

The male’s scrotum is in front of the penis (unlike rodents’, which is behind); and the penis contains no bone (baculum), unlike in rodents.

However, they resemble rodents in that their teeth are open rooted so will grow throughout their life, thus necessitating constant chewing to keep them from growing too long.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

PLEASE ADD YOUR IMAGE TO THE GROUP, IMAGES THAT ARE NOT ADDED TO THE GROUP WILL RISK NOT BEING FEATURED IF YOU WIN

NO PETS

Cover Image: Territorial by Jay Ryser

Completed

The Top Ten

Territorial by Jay Ryser

Territorial by Jay Ryser was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

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  • A Tiny Visitor by William Brennan
  • Snowshoe Hare in Autumn  by naturalnomad
  • Wild Bunny by AnnDixon
  • Impudent Jack by Arla M. Ruggles
  • Hug Me by George Lenz
  • Bunny by Alyce Taylor

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