This was a fun little encounter northeast of Denver, Colorado yesterday. Driving the backroads looking for photo subjects, I happened to see this jackrabbit run into some grass near the road.
They are masters at keeping themselves hidden and initially I couldn’t see it after I stopped. I slowly approached and then the race was on.
It took off running at a truly impressive speed and I quickly put my camera off and started taking pictures. It was going away which is kind of a bummer but the images show the amazing motions it went through when running.
White-tailed jackrabbits are found across much of the central and western areas of North America from the prairies to the high country. I see their black-tailed cousins far more often than the white-tails. In fact, I think this is the first white-tailed jackrabbit I have photographed.