Monday, April 26, 2010

Wild Bunnies

Greetings from the Sonoran Desert in the Southwestern US!  Here is a mosaic of three different bunnies seen in the natural desert this spring.

bunnies

First row: Desert Cottontail Sylvilagus audubonii

Second row: Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus

Third row: White-tailed Jackrabbit  Lepus townsendii

 

Desert Cottontail in a field of tiny wildflowers:

Bristly Nama or Sandbells

Nama hispidum

 

 

 

 

White-tailed Jackrabbit

 

 

 

 

 

See more Mosaic Monday posts at Little Red House hosted by Mary.

45 comments:

tom sullivan said...

Thanks for the info that accompanies your photos! I don't think I've seen a White-Tailed Jackrabbit; is it smaller than the Black-tailed one?

Aisling said...

I love these photographs, but have no idea how you captured them! I scare our little Eastern Cottontails up from the hedgerows all the time, but am never quick enough to catach a photograph.

Annie said...

Spring has sprung. No pun intended - - - Really. LOL

Wendy said...

I like the light shining through their big upright ears. Great photos!

clairz said...

Oh, my, beautiful photo mosaics. Love the bunnies and the info.

Tracy said...

I love that we can still see bunnies around here. We used to have a few of them in the green belt by my house until they cut away all the brush they used for hiding. :-(

Bobbi said...

Great mosaic and pictures! I hope that you have a good day!
hugs...
Bobbi

Naturedigital said...

ΒεαBeautiful desert creatures. Great photographs.
Thanks for your information.
Costas

Gaelyn said...

Great collection of bunny shots and like the mosaic. I didn't realize there are two different jackrabbits. It certainly looks like spring is blooming.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Those cottontails are adorable. They are also very quick. How did you capture these? It's amazing.

DoanLegacy said...

I am amazed that you can tell the different types of rabbits. Their ears seem taller than normal one, right?

Jen said...

WOW look at those ears!

rainfield61 said...

I have never seem any rabbit over here, I see monkeys instead.

betchai said...

wow, you have amazing photos of bunnies Dianne, and to think that you can identify them also is really amazing for me. love the lighting in your pics.

Icy BC said...

Those are fantastic capture of the bunnies..and you know all their names..Amazing!

Pondside said...

You must have been very quick with the shutter to get those shots. They're great!

Martha Z said...

They're cute but they better stay out of my garden.

Loree said...

So cute. I just love those big ears.

Anya said...

So So so...... many bunnies !!!
When I want to made a shot they run away :((((
:)
:)

Diane AZ said...

Tom, yes the white-tailed jackrabbit is smaller than the black-tailed one. The white-tails I've seen are closer in size to cottontails.

Self Sagacity said...

Wow. So that's what real rabbits look like. The only ones I have seen are the ones from the pet store and the stuff animals. They look a lot different from the ones in your pictures.

Kat_RN said...

Nice Bunnies. Great photos.
Nice to meet you.
Kat

Unseen Rajasthan said...

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SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

WOW, that second one sure does have long ears Diane. What cute little creatures. :)

Clytie said...

What a beautiful post! I love the pictures, and appreciate the information!

That last picture made me laugh. It should be titled "The End"!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, I'm catching up on your blog... Love the reflection one--with those 3 birdies... CUTE!!!

Also enjoyed seeing the runners and those birds... I'm sure the birds were watching all of those people running... ha

AND--you all have bunnies like we have squirrels and chipmunks... Great mosaic.

Hugs,
Betsy

Johnny Nutcase said...

aww! such a great post and such great pictures. Love the rabbit friends, super cute! And their little shadows are adorable :)

Neus said...

I love these pics Diane! It's so difficult to shoot these animals, which are so nervous! And thank's for the Info! @+-

Mesothelioma said...

Great photos. Nice to see the different kinds of rabbits in the dessert.

Prospero said...

Go bunnies, go!

Torsdag 1952 said...

Hallo,

I'm back home from California, Arizona, Utha and Nevada.
Next time I'll spend some more days in the Arizona deserts.

Hartmut

blog with no name said...

Diane, the bunny shots are fantastic! No wonder Elmer Fudd couldn't ever catch Bugs... There are so many diferent kinds...

Barb said...

Diane, The only rabbit you do not have is Lucinda - she is my resident Rabbit. However, she was very interested in the different cousins you have there in the desert.

Thérèse said...

The last one is really my favorite!

Thérèse said...

In fact jackrabbits are hares!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. They are very cute.

Stephanie said...

Love to see bunnies... especially their big ears... they look cute he he... Thanks for the pics... I am sure you have had a good time snapping the photos. Enjoy your day!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Simply beautiful and great !! I loved them all !!Very nice !!

jeannette said...

Like the long-eared bunny the most!

Ann said...

Are rabbits any problems where you are?

We have problems here with them competing with sheep.

SquirrelQueen said...

Wonderful captures Diane, I love those ears. The nearest thing I have seen to a jackrabbit is a snowshoe hare. Great photos.

Arasu said...

It's wonderful to look at different types of Wild Bunnies with their names! I like the Desert Cottontail in the field of flowers.

Luzia said...

These bunnies are so lovely! Greetings from Luzia.

Ayie said...

their ears are extremely large =P

Kevin said...

Wonderful photographs! I have always loved the rabbits in the south but they can't be good for your garden?