zaterdag 24 april 2010

Boxing Hares

One of the things i just love about Spring is when male European Brown Hares start boxing amongst eachother for the right to mate.
The best place to photograph this action over here in The netherlands must be nature reserve Polder Arkemheen wich is well known amongst the natre photographers community for it's Waders such as Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank and Oystercatchers but also in wintertime for Bewick and Whooper Swans.

But the Brown Hares can be found in abundance too. It's just a matter of the right timing. Parking your car near the right field and a bit of luck and a lot of patience to get the right images.
Here are some i shot last week when i had some spare hours between business meetings in the nabourhood of the reserve and had a blast with these brown beauties.

And ofcourse what it is all about for these guys...