Saturday, June 28, 2014
A Mountain Hare in ermine on CairnGorm Mountain, Scotland, photographed in March. This is quite a large crop. The conditions up the mountain were pretty horrible - strong winds and low cloud. The Mountain Hare is only found above 500m, and even then it is now confined to Scotland, the Peak District and the Isle of Man. Global warming will likely push their preferred habitat even higher, potentially shrinking their potential habitats even further.