Arctic Hare
Lepus arcticus

1/1600s at f8, ISO:800, Nikon D300S w 500mm and 1.4X extender


"Arctic Hare," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The arctic hare (Lepus arcticus), or polar rabbit, is a species of hare which is adapted largely to polar and mountainous habitats. The arctic hare survives with a thick coat of fur and usually digs holes under the ground or snow to keep warm and sleep. Arctic hares look like rabbits but have shorter ears and can stand up taller, and can live/maintain themselves in cold places unlike rabbits. They can travel together with many other hares, sometimes huddling with dozens or more, but are usually found alone, taking in some cases more than one partner. The arctic hare can run up to 40 miles (64 km) per hour.Its predators include Arctic wolf, Arctic fox, and Ermine.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
07/07/2011