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|EUROPEAN HARE (the perfect camouflage)|
The European hare (Lepus europaeus), also known as the brown hare, is a species of hare native to Europe and Western and Central Asia. It is a mammal adapted to temperate, open country. It is related to and looks very similar to the European rabbit, which is in the same family but in a different genus. Hares are larger than the European rabbit, have longer ears and hind legs and breed on the ground rather than in a burrow. They rely on speed to escape from predators.
Generally nocturnal and shy in nature, hares change their behaviour in the spring, when they can be seen in broad daylight chasing one another around fields and meadows. During this spring frenzy, they can be seen striking one another with their paws ("boxing"). For a long time, this had been thought to be competition between males, but closer observation has revealed it is usually a female hitting a male, either to show she is not yet ready to mate or as a test of his determination. This species has a fairly long breeding season which lasts from January to August. Hares are herbivorous and feed on grasses, herbs, twigs, buds, bark and field crops. Their natural predators include birds of prey, canids and felids.
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- [2019-04-21 8:57]
How much it is mixed with its background, that is nature that keep camouflage its habitat and the first sight by human nature that we find the eye and that quite well sharp and exposed, TFS.
- [2019-04-21 12:13]
Beautiful sharp detailed photo of this hare in fine camouflaged colors.
- [2019-04-21 13:24]
Hi Marius,an Easter with the hare is perfect..ehehe.great capture of today,lucky meeting and very impressive sharpness,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Very lucky and well captured this Hare. In Kruger I saw a few Scrub Hare but due to early morning low light condition could not capture a picture.
Thanks and regards,
Harmony of colours is great and so matching with all ensembles... also a very distinguish 3D model well done