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Pair of Mountain Hares

By teocali
A pair of wild Mountain Hares (Lepus timidus) enjoying the Spring sunshine in the Findhorn Valley, Strathspey at the weekend. The male is doing the chasing.
We were very lucky to find these and it involved stalking them up a very steep mountain side, clutching 500mm and beanbag, in gale force conditions. Impossible to take a tripod. Felt a bit like a sniper, taking a few steps up and then lying flat on the ground, with camera propped up on a rock and looking upwards and then a few more steps up, hoping not to disturb them! Still a large crop though.

Many thanks to all those who C&C'd my last upload - always much appreciated Smile

Tags: Mountain Male Pair Scottish highlands Mountain hare Spring sunshine Wildlife and nature Findhorn valley Cairngorms national park Lepus timidus Strathspey

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PhilT2 Plus
8 460 29 England
19 Mar 2014 10:56AM
What a great little capture and the terrain is so helpful for you to create a fine composition.......really like this shot

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richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
19 Mar 2014 12:08PM
Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2014 12:15PM
What a shot - well done!
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
19 Mar 2014 1:04PM
Superb capture, just love the playfulness of this image...well done
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
19 Mar 2014 1:20PM
A lovely image and sounds like you go through a lot to show us these beautiful images.
19 Mar 2014 2:59PM
What a great shot this is, one of those I wish I'd taken that shots
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
19 Mar 2014 3:27PM
Sounds like you had a ball up there Sylvia Wink Superb capture…

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2014 1:54PM
This came out so well Sylvia! Full of life and energy Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
20 Mar 2014 6:06PM
It was well worth haring after these speedsters to get this fine action shot Sylvia.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2014 1:50PM
So difficult to photograph these beautiful animals. Worth all the effort Sylvia.

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Apr 2014 8:57AM
Great achievement, regarding the result (must admit I have never heard of mountain hares, ous are brown) and the physical effort to get these.

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