Culture Art & Media Photo: Black-Tailed Jackrabbit Is All Ears By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated July 31, 2019 Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community credit: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "photo of the day" in the subject line.