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Snowshoe Hare

Lepus americanus


an early morning spotting on an overcast day south of Gander.

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medusasnakes123 7 years ago

SO SO SO SO cute! He DOES look like Thumper!

outsidegirl0 7 years ago

what a cute little bunny! great spotting! :)

LauraMaria 8 years ago

What a cutie, he really looks like Thumper! Beautiful thick fur, and very nice of him to pose for you :)

VicLoya 8 years ago

It is nice to get such fun comments on this photo. Thank you!

Louisa 8 years ago

So adorable! Great photo!

Hema 8 years ago

I agree Marta, Cutest of all.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Simply adorable!

VicLoya 8 years ago

@ willifromwi - Thanks! I applied an adaptive sampling (default settings) to the jpg file. Unsharp mask brings out a bit more detail to an otherwise soft image. Sometimes this can make an image pop and feel more 3d.

williefromwi 8 years ago

Nice spotting of your young little hare. Did you use HDR and if not, however did you get this to look so 3D?

VicLoya 8 years ago

Yes snowshoe hares are brown in summer and white in winter! They need the camouflage protection from lynx, owls, hawks, etc. I understand just as important in their survival is their use of dense understory for cover and their speed. Although this little guy did not move when approached :-)

alicelongmartin 8 years ago

These are the rabbits that turn white in winter?

Jeannette 8 years ago

Absolutely adorable :)

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Spotted on Jul 25, 2010
Submitted on Aug 18, 2012

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