Mountain Hare by jamibann

Mountain Hare

I am so happy to be able to post this image of a Mountain Hare taken today on our walk in the hills. They are not exactly rare in the Cairngorms, but unless you are waiting in the right spot with the right camera equipment it is difficult to catch them as they move so quickly. This fellow was sitting right beside his burrow (I realised this when he moved off, he just disappeared into that hole behind him), and I sneaked up on him (in plain sight), through the snow drift ... no mean feat, I may say!!! Didn't, of course, have the right lens, but had enough to get a decent shot of him. Delighted that he was so patient and willing to pose for me. He obviously felt quite safe as he had a very clear exit strategy!
Great shot!
January 12th, 2021  
You must have been so excited to have captured this beautiful mountain hare. You are so lucky! Fav
January 12th, 2021  
Great capture
January 12th, 2021  
He looks as if he has got the right winter coat on . Wonderful sneaky catch!
January 12th, 2021  
@lucycameron I was very, very excited!
January 12th, 2021  
Great capture! Bravo
January 12th, 2021  
Bep
Fantastic capture!
January 12th, 2021  
This is the sweetest shot!
January 12th, 2021  
Wow........such a rare sight.
January 12th, 2021  
How exciting. I have to admit, I didn't realise that there were mountain hares in the UK. So beautiful.
January 12th, 2021  
Oh fabulous capture! Not that many folk will have got the chance to see a mountain hare. You were lucky indeed & so are we that you got this shot to show us all.
January 12th, 2021  
What a stunning capture Issi :) fav
January 12th, 2021  
Oh well spotted, what a great experience. You must have been quick to capture him.
January 12th, 2021  
Awww what a sweet shot!
January 13th, 2021  
Who adorable fav
January 13th, 2021  
Fantastic fav!
January 13th, 2021  
Awesome little snow bunny! What a cutie.
January 13th, 2021  
Super shot!!
January 13th, 2021  
How exciting for you to have such a great capture....I so like those ears
January 13th, 2021  
Super exciting and such a great shot and story!
January 13th, 2021  
Wow... lovely photo and very memorable episode 😄
January 13th, 2021  
Great capture
January 13th, 2021  
How wonderful to see him and get such a lovely picture of him.
January 13th, 2021  
He's looking a little stunned, and wondering what to do next! Must have been great to see, and get a photo of.
January 13th, 2021  
Adorable! I can understand your excitement and joy photographing the hare!
January 13th, 2021  
Brilliant - they are amazing creatures!
January 13th, 2021  
makes me wonder what he eats
January 13th, 2021  
Fav - I love hares and am totally envious of your mountain hare photo (or even viewing...)
January 13th, 2021  
what a great find and a very nice looking rabbit
January 13th, 2021  
Lovely.
January 13th, 2021  
Adorable!
January 13th, 2021  
What luck to have been able to capture this shot of the hare.
January 14th, 2021  
Love it..fav
January 14th, 2021  
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