Photo: Black-Tailed Jackrabbit Is All Ears

A black-tailed jackrabbit standing in a field

Mark Heatherington / Flickr

Our photo of the day comes from Rogue Valley, Oregon. If you are thinking that this wonderful black-tailed jackrabbit, photographed by Mark Heatherington, doesn't look like the typical bunny rabbit, that's because it's not a rabbit-rabbit at all! Rather, it's a hare. And if you are wondering how it got its misnomer of a name, jackrabbit comes from the brain of Samuel Clemens, who described the creatures as "jackass rabbits," because they look like rabbits with donkey ears. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to with "photo of the day" in the subject line.