Black-tailed Jack Rabbit
|Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf)
|Date Taken: 2015-05-03|
|Camera: Nikon D600, Nikon 24-70mm|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-05-13 4:05|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The black-tailed jackrabbit, also known as the American desert hare, is a common hare of the western United States and Mexico, where it is found at elevations from sea level to up to 10,000 feet. Reaching a length of about 2 feet, and a weight from 3 to 6 pounds, the black-tailed jackrabbit is the third largest North American hare, after the antelope jackrabbit and the white-tailed jackrabbit. The black-tailed jackrabbits occupy mixed shrub-grassland terrains. Their breeding depends on the location; it typically peaks in spring, but may continue all year round in warm climates. Young are born fully furred with eyes open; they are well camouflaged and are mobile within minutes of birth, thus females do not protect or even stay with the young except during nursing. The average litter size is around four, but may be as low as two and as high as seven in warm regions.|
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I like such type of natural habitat picture. To capture such wild animal picture is really tougher than what we see quite common species here in TN.
Excellent focus on its eyes with well details. Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,
Oops, sorry I don't have any point in my hand tonight.
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une bonne composition sous une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.