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Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus) sat bolt upright in the Peak District, UK.

© Tesni Ward / Biosphoto

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With less snowfall each year as global temperatures rise, the evolutionary adaptation that causes Mountain Hares to turn white each winter is no longer beneficial but in fact detrimental. This individual was sat bolt upright and alert due to a dog off the lead nearby, but fortunately it didn’t find us.

Keywords

Wild animal / Mammal / Lagomorpha / Hare (Lepus sp) / Mountain hare (Lepus timidus)

Area / Mountain / Lawn and alpine meadow / Sub-alpine heath

Flora / Ericales order / Ericaceae family / Heather (Calluna vulgaris)

Europe / European Union / United kingdom / Great Britain / England / East Midlands (Region of) / Peak District National Park

December

February

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Livery / Wintry livery

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Winter

Look

Shot / Overview

Shot / Front shot

Behavior / Posture / Sit

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Glance

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Vertebrata / Mammalia / Lagomorpha / Leporidae / Lepus

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