As usual through this year I have spent some time photographing Brown Hares. There are two main reasons for this, one being that they are always great fun to photograph and secondly the hare site is close to home which allows me to pop in to undertake short evening sessions. The photographs in this post have mostly been taken in the evening when the light has been low, as you can tell by the size of the hares' pupils in some of the images, and on these occasions the superb high ISO performance and autofocus capabilities of the Canon 1DX has really paid dividends.
A hare in full flight. These animals can hit about 40 mph at full speed. This one is being chased by another which is just out of frame.
For the next photograph a rather unusual setting for some hares in woodland by the edge of the field. You often see hares in pairs with a male guarding the female, having won her affections, from the attentions of other males.