A video has been released which captures the extraordinary moment a white rabbit outruns a huge avalanche in Russia.

The video, by Russian tourism company HeliPro, was part of a promo they were filming in which a snowboarder travels down a mountain in the Kamchatka Peninsula. As the snowboarder slides down the mountain, a huge avalanche of snow suddenly begins cascading behind him.

The camera then manages to pick up a small white rabbit bounding through the snow away from the impending landslide. At one point it appears the rabbit has been caught in the avalanche, only for it to successfully jump out of the snow a few seconds later.

HeliPro, which also offers winter sports-based tourism packages in Uzbekistan, Alaska, Canada, New Zealand and Chile, then posted the animal's 'hare-raising' experience on social media.