A resting Desert Cottontail on a snow drift

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A Desert Cottontail on a snow driftA Desert Cottontail on a snow drift – Nikon D810, f8, 1/2000, ISO 640, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

Just a simple image today of a resting Desert Cottontail on a snow drift taken on Antelope Island State Park near the park headquarters. I do wish that I didn’t have man made objects in the background on the right side of the frame, it would have been wonderful if the snow had drifted over the pile of wood and branches.

I’m getting cabin fever due to not being out in the field, the gray skies and icky weather are keeping me indoors and the forecast for the next few days doesn’t look good for photo opportunities but we need the snow to fill our reservoirs so I am trying not to complain, much. I am looking forward to brighter days.

Life is good.



  1. Humming bird lover January 7, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Hi! That is a beautiful shot of a sleepy little bunny! Honey! love mom! No snow here! Crazy warm weather coming again Here in Va.?? All over the USA it seems? Have a great day

  2. Nicole Haller-Wilson January 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Rabbits!!!

  3. Elephant's Child January 6, 2016 at 11:35 am

    What an absolute stunner.

  4. John sherrill January 6, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Here, in northern California, it’s raining like crazy so you might be hunkered down like the cottontail for awhile. Keep the photos coming to help all us storm-bound. John

  5. Patty Chadwick January 6, 2016 at 8:22 am

    That’s obviously a “snow bunny”…they ski the easy trails then stand around at the bottom of the hill, celebrating their survival. Reminds me a lot of a dwarf, mini bunny a fed-up pet shop gave me years ago.
    She had little, round ears and big, round, black eyes lije this one. They claimed she kicked food out of the cage all over the floor, and were sick of iher. I named her “Bunita”, gave her MUCH larger home and never had problem with her?..she was a great little character and a lot of fun.

  6. Nancy Collins January 6, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Simple and beautiful!

  7. Bob Mcpherson January 6, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Now there is a good lookin bunny.

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