Hare in winter fur...beast of the Cave of Caerbannog. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Comments (166)

Richard Ryer on January 19, 2009

Greetings Oronbb and Chris, I almost missed him too. Blended in with the snow very well.



Wewiur on January 27, 2009


Richard Ryer on January 28, 2009

Greetings Aga, Ahhh....you have found the beast. Not many do ;-)) Thanks for visiting.



Fran Gardino on January 31, 2009

When I first saw this photo, it was a thumbnail version and it looked liked a giant rabbit on top of a mountain with billowy clouds behind it. :)

It was next to the "Once in a Blue Moon" photo, which said you are a master of Photoshop. So you can imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be a normal size rabbit in the snow. Great shot nevertheless.

not1word on January 31, 2009


Great shot, Richard. I like how you were able to arrrange for the foul beast to sit in that nice sunny spot for you.

Richard Ryer on February 1, 2009

Greetings Fran and Not 1 Word, Thanks for visiting the most dangerous bunny and the very kind comments. I was lucky the foul beast did not go for the throat as I was so close.



hamzars on February 8, 2009

so lovely =)

I love bunnies

jchan1996 on February 20, 2009

So cute.......

Arzy Arzamas on February 21, 2009

WOW! Great! Absolutely fan shot! Hello from Russia

Paul13 on March 5, 2009

verry nice!

ancan5 on March 16, 2009

What a nice little one. A very good shot I think! Greetings, Annica

Szilágyi Szabolcs on March 25, 2009

:) Lovely. :)

ancan5 on March 26, 2009

This will be one of my favourites.

Nawitka on March 26, 2009

Great shot Richard; I like the way he looks like he's quite sure you can't see him. But if you do see him, he'll rip you apart!

白云黑土 on April 10, 2009

It is lovely! Excellent work! Nice shot!


Topseee on May 5, 2009

Very Very Beautiful. Congratulations on a lovely Photo. Greetings!

BahadirYildirim on May 6, 2009

Thanks for this photo.

annanz on June 4, 2009

Lovely foto.A

Richard Ryer on June 5, 2009

Greetings Anna, The snow shoe hare is very well disguised in winter and it was only by chance that I saw him a few yards off the trail. He was very comfortable sitting on his front porch watching all the hikers and skiers go by. I am glad you found him too. Thank you for the kind words.



su.schle. on June 18, 2009

another fantastic and tender shot, Rich. It looks very Christmassy somehow, I love the shadow on the snow, a wonderful effect to go with the gorgeous hare. It's a lovely greeting card image. I'll give a Y* for my favorites! Regards, susan

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Photo taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier Gorge, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 31, 2007
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    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Hewlett-Packard HP PhotoSmart C945 (V01.40)
    • Taken on 2003/01/14 07:31:34
    • Exposure: 0.001s
    • Focal Length: 61.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash