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A Brown Hare Lepus capensis

We’re looking for talented photographers to submit their work for ‘Wild Angle’, our new feature on the flora and fauna of the Yorkshire Dales.

If you would like to showcase your work in Dales Life in 2017, please send sample images to as soon as possible.

‘Frosty Hare’ by North Yorkshire based photographer, Simon Roy.

“I arrived just before sunrise and the was clear and frosty, despite it being well into March. From the field edge, I observed several hares resting in a tractor track about 100 yards away on a rise close to the horizon. I moved very slowly, keeping low, until I reached the tractor track and lay down with my gear just above the frozen ground, hoping the animals might move towards me. While I waited I checked my camera settings and made adjustments as the light improved. Then one of the hares just sat up and started running in my direction stopping as it realised there was a strange object in its path. I had just enough time to compose and take the shot before the hare turned and ran away. I used the rule of thirds and negative space to improve my composition and a wide aperture to help isolate the subject; stopped down a touch to increase sharpness.” – Simon Roy

Information about the image:

  • Copyright : Simon Roy
  • Camera : Canon 5D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
  • Aperture : f4.5
  • ISO : 200
  • Exposure Time : 1/320 sec