Hare today, gone tomorrow by inthecloud5

Hare today, gone tomorrow

Caught a fleeting glimpse of this hare in the late evening sunshine.

There was a bigger adult hare in the next field so I was able to compare their sizes to know this was a young one.

I watched it for ages as it munched the grass in the field, it seemed to be happy in the shady bit behind a tree most of the time, but eventually it came out into the sunlight. Managed to keep quiet enough not to spook it as I took the photo but as soon as it heard the shutter it was gone!
That is a lovely capture though it's not a mountain hare, just a regular brown hare! Mountain hares are quite rare and only found a few locations. They also have more grey in their fur, even when they're not changing to or from white.

June 3rd, 2017  
Well captured. Love the title.
June 3rd, 2017  
love hares! can you mute the shutter sound?
June 3rd, 2017  
@roachling ah, thank you Louise, I saw mountain hare in the Isle of Man a few years ago and I remember now that they were more grey. I'll change my tags :-)
June 3rd, 2017  
Wonderful capture.
June 3rd, 2017  
He looks very alert and this is interesting about the mountain hare - I'll have to investigate!
June 3rd, 2017  
Great shot...love the way his ears are capturing the light
June 3rd, 2017  
Nice light bouncing off him. Great capture.
June 3rd, 2017  
Sue
Lovely shot in the evening light
June 4th, 2017  
Cute shot!
June 4th, 2017  
@anniesue I think those ears would have heard a pin drop!
June 5th, 2017  
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