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Snowshoe Hare

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The word "showshoe" in their name refers to their big huge honking feet that prevent them from sinking into the snow....
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The word "showshoe" in their name refers to their big huge honking feet that prevent them from sinking into the snow.
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Curator's Selection
Runner Up in The Animal Planet Photo Contest
Spring 21 Award
People's Choice in Capture The White Color Photo Contest
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dinahumphreys Platinum
dinahumphreys May 31, 2020
Write a commentI am your new follower!
Geistwolf PRO+
Geistwolf January 14, 2021
Catching a Rabbit mid-hop is a challenge not matter what! Your photo is a fun capture!
SightsbyCF January 14, 2021
Great Timing
cdhollingsworth Platinum
cdhollingsworth January 15, 2021
Wow. That is one amazing photo. Good catch!
jamesrose_5826 January 15, 2021
What sort of rabbit is that please great picture
Amanda88 January 25, 2021
I absolutely adore this!
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Creule February 13, 2021
I like the hind legs reaching forward showing how much of the rabbits body is used while in full stride.
janeruby_0904 May 06, 2021
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kellymariehutchinson June 06, 2021
Well done being runner up! What a great shot!👌🏼🤝
DebraTrib June 07, 2021
Awesome!! XXOO
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GreenCopperz June 07, 2021
Congratulations on all your awards! Well deserved Meagan!
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ronjudyluv2travel July 11, 2021
Cool Shot Meagan! Beautiful! Congratulations!
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Behind The Lens


This photo was taken in Ottawa, Ontario. I was walking out in an open field where I just so happened to catch a glimpse of this figure bolting across each clearing


I remember it was a really dull looking morning, but I figured I'd drag myself out of bed anyways and make the most out of the day. Sometimes the mucky weather brings out the most unique little creatures, like this beautiful Showshoe Hare!


It was a cloudy day with quite an overcast and there was a light drizzle of rain that added a bit of a gloom to the atmosphere.


This photo was taken with a Canon 7D Mark ii paired with a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens - both hand held.


I've always wanted to get a really nice photo of a rabbit. They're something that most of us can see on a frequent basis in our neighborhoods, yet we never really stop to take a moment and enjoy them. I couldn't believe it when I came across this handsome little fellow. His charm just had to be shared!


Because of the poorer lighting conditions, I processed this photo through Adobe Photoshop in order to reduced some of the shadows and bring up the exposure a tad.

In my camera bag

I only ever bring my Canon 7D mark ii camera, Canon 100-440mm ii lens and a spare battery of course! It's the only gear I currently have as I'm quite new to photography, but my next stop is a tripod!


Always remember to scan your immediate surroundings and the area ahead of you. If you remember to keep a keen eye for, you'll be sure to notice these camouflage experts!

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