Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus)

Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus) - Mammals


I caught this hare quite by accident while out looking for a suitable landscape shot. By habit, even if I'm looking for a landscape image I will always have a telephoto lens attached just for circumstances like this. After all, a landscape is not likely to tear off across a field. I was walking down a bridle path and spotted two hares in the middle of a field, luckily before they spotted me. I also happened to be approaching a large gap in the hedge, obviously used for tractor access but with no gate. From past experience I knew there was a reasonable chance that at least one of these little fellows would head for the gap. I quitely lay down to one side of the gateway, I was out of site of the Hares but consequently I couldn't see them either. Sure enough after a couple of minutes this obliging chap walked into the gateway and froze long enough for me to get fourteen shots off. By the way for every 50 times you do this you may get one success!
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