Thursday, 30 April 2015

Brown Hares Getting Frisky

I have been photographing these Brown Hares for over 12 years now. I have shots of them in most poses, from running, chasing each other, resting, some boxing and a few of the very cute leverets. With each visit it gets harder to find something different to capture of them. It would be nice to have more shots of them boxing, but it is very difficult to be in the right place at the right time and often this is over in seconds.

Having spent so much time with them over the years, you learn the signs of a possible action shot. A few weeks ago, a male was giving a female a lot of attention. He was following her around closely, at first she kept running away a little and I thought I might be in with a chance of some boxing shots, as she fended him off. This didn't happen, she accepted his advances and I was rewarded with my first photographs of a pair mating.

I now have 140 Brown Hare images on my main website -  Steven Round Bird photography


mammal, nature, wildlife

mammal, nature, wildlife

mammal, nature, wildlife

mammal, nature, wildlife

mammal, nature, wildlife

mammal, nature, wildlife

mammal, nature, wildlife

mammal, nature, wildlife

mammal, nature, wildlife

3 comments:

waldlaeufer68 said...

Such observations always a lot of fun, especially when the images Wedren so beautiful
Greetings Frank

JR said...

Lovely hares, beautifully photographed.
Regards,
JR

Roos said...

Hello Steve,

Amzing these captures of the Hares. Your photos are fantastic. Glad I found your blog. Hope to see lots more of them.
Regards,
Roos

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