As a wildlife photography enthusiast, I’m always thrilled to capture stunning moments of animals in their natural habitats. Recently, I had an incredible experience with a Swamp Rabbit that frequents my yard throughout the year. Although the rabbit is a year-round visitor, it becomes more active during daylight hours when the temperature rises.

Swamp Rabbit With Tongue Out
Swamp Rabbit With Tongue Out

During the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), I decided to self-isolate at my place located near the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. One day, I was sitting on my deck, admiring the natural beauty around me, when I spotted the Swamp Rabbit in my yard. The timing was perfect, and I knew I had to seize the opportunity to capture its picture.

I picked up my trusty Fujifilm X-T3 camera, attached a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens with a Fringer EF-FX Pro, and set out to capture this elusive creature’s beauty. I was patient and waited for the perfect moment to take the shot. Suddenly, the Swamp Rabbit stuck its tongue out, and I knew it was a moment to remember.

The Swamp Rabbit is a fascinating creature that is native to the southeastern United States, particularly in wetland areas. They are unique in their ability to swim and climb trees, and they have a distinctive brown and black fur that helps them blend into their environment.

Overall, it was a privilege to witness and photograph the Swamp Rabbit with its tongue out. It’s moments like this that remind me of the beauty and diversity of wildlife, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share this experience with others.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Aperture: f6.3
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/420 sec.
  • Focal Length: 400 mm

Here is another photo of a Swamp Rabbit that I photographed at my place: Swamp Rabbit With Deer Fly