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Image of the Month - December

Mountain Hare sheltering in the snow blizzard

I was sitting with this hare while it rested, then I could see the sky darkening and the snow was about to come, so I prepared myself for the worst. The hares fur is so fine, it does not take too much for the snow to stick to it. It was not too bothered as the extra thick winter coat protects it from the elements.  If I had not been sitting with it, it would have been quite difficult to spot as it blended so well into the landscape.