Peak District Winter Mountain Hare
A Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus) sheltering in its snowy form in the Peak District National Park.
The Mountain Hare is actually the UK’s only native hare. Brown Hares are not actually native to Britain but were in fact introduced by the Romans.
This image was a big achievement for me as I have been trying to photograph these charismatic animals for some time in the Peak District, but until now a good shot has eluded me. I was actually creeping up on some Grouse when I happened to look over to my left to see this well camouflaged hare crouching low in its snowy form! The Peak District is actually the only place in the UK they’re found outside of the Scottish Highlands, so I feel extremely fortunate to be able to photograph these beautiful animals so close to home!
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