Swamp Rabbit Washing Face

Happy Easter to all wildlife enthusiasts out there!

As a photographer who spends a lot of time capturing the beauty of wildlife, I have the privilege of having Swamp Rabbits as frequent visitors to my yard. These adorable creatures are always a delight to photograph, and I try to capture them doing something different each time I snap a shot. Recently, I managed to capture a Swamp Rabbit grooming itself, which was a unique moment to capture.

Swamp Rabbit Washing Face
Swamp Rabbit Washing Face

It’s important to take advantage of these opportunities when we have them. The more time we spend with the animals, the more we learn about their behavior and habits, and we get a chance to capture their unique personalities on camera. Even though I’ve spent countless hours photographing Swamp Rabbits, I never get tired of it. I always keep my fingers crossed that more animals will continue to visit and grace me with their presence.

During my recent photoshoot with the Swamp Rabbit, I had my trusty Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera equipped with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached, and was sitting on the ground photographing something else when it emerged from the woods. I was surprised by how close it came to me, and I was able to capture some stunning shots of it grooming itself.

Grooming is an essential part of a Swamp Rabbit’s daily routine. They use their tongue to wash their face, ears, and paws, removing any dirt or debris. This not only helps keep them clean but also helps them regulate their body temperature. Additionally, grooming is an important social behavior for rabbits, as they use it to strengthen social bonds with other members of their group.

In conclusion, it’s always a great experience to capture the beauty of wildlife on camera, and I feel lucky to have Swamp Rabbits visiting my yard regularly. By spending time with them and capturing their unique moments, I hope to share their beauty with others and inspire a love for nature in everyone.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 sec.
  • Focal Length: 300 mm