Thursday, May 7, 2009

Denali - Snowshoe hare


Today's featured Denali National Park species is the Snowshoe hare. These guys, like the Ptarmigan in the previous post, are all along the road mostly in the late evening and early morning.

As you can see they are in a changing color phase from all winter white into a gray rusty brown for the summer. Snowshoes get their name due to their large hind feet and the track they leave in the snow. I have a hare that meets me just about every morning outside my cabin.



The next featured species will be the caribou.

Blue Skies.

10 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How wonderful Ken. Here there is so little difference in our winter and summer temperatures that the animals coats get thick in colder times but they do not change colour. Only the male birds loos their mating plumages and colors.

koand said...

Super fotki , czapki z głów . Masz talent do robienia zdjęć przyrodniczych.
Ken pomyśl nad zmianą koloru liter na blogu bo źle się czyta , czerwone litery na czarnym tle zlewają się i nie widać co piszesz. Wiem że blogi są według szablonów ale łatwo to edytować , w najgorszym wypadku można zmienić kod html co też nie jest zbyt skomplikowane . Pozdrawiam , Andrzej :)

Juan C. Aguero said...

Good shot Ken, my favorite the (2)

Tim Rucci said...

Those are some really cute critters, Ken. Looks like you've made a new friend.

Fish Whisperer said...

Great photos Ken
Cheers

Twisted Fencepost said...

Those are adorable. I've never seen them before. Thats one of the things I love about blogging. I get to see things from someone else's world.
I'll bet that rabbit is telling his family that he had a human that meets him every morning too. tee hee

gidje said...

I really like their coloring when they are in between seasons. I like #1. Happy trails to you!

The Birdlady said...

Iknew you would have wonders to send our way!

Salty said...

I havn't had much time for blogging recently Ken but I am truly enjoying you Alaskan adventure! Your photos are truly outstanding!

I've only ever seen these guys in their summer browns. Their transition phase is beautiful!

Pepe Soria said...

Excellent moment captured this cute rabbit.
Greetings