A collection of photographs of mountain hares, taken locally in the Derbyshire Peak District. Of all the animals I've photographed, these have required probably the most time and effort with hours spent on open moorland in often poor weather conditions, looking for that tell-tale movement on the skyline.
However, when all the work pays off and it's just you, a hare, resplendent in its white winter coat against the heather - and nobody else around at all, it is truly worth it.
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