I’ve just returned from another successful aurora photo tour into Alaska’s arctic, but to give a little break from aurora pictures, which I’ve been posting a lot of lately, here is a little creature of the boreal forest that takes shelter from its predators in the shrubby willow thickets. The snowshoe hare turns white in winter, and uses this cryptic pelage to camouflage itself among the snow. During the day they rest in the thickets, which makes getting a clear shot at them difficult. This was one of the rare frames free of brush clutter. During the tour we had a lot of snow and cloudy weather, but fortunately some aurora also. Thanks to Alaska in general, there is always something interesting to photograph across its great landscape.