This is a European hare (Lepus Europeaus). The photo is taken in the outskirts of Uppsala but hares are not unusual in parks and laws in central Uppsala, in particular in evenings, nigths and early mornings since hares first and foremost are nocturals animals.
In Sweden there are two species of hares, European hare and Mountain hare (Lepus Timidus). The European hare has a length of 50-70 cm excluding the tail which is about 10 cm while the smaller Mountain hare has a length of 45-55 cm and the tail is is 5-7 cm.
The Mountain hare was introduced in Sweden in the late 1800's. Nowadays, it is very common in rural areas up to southern Norrland (the northern half of Sweden). There are also hybrids of European hares and Mountains hares in borderlands to the woodlands. Unlike the Mountain hare the European hare does not change colour in winter. The Mountain hare’s change of colour to white in winter is an adaptation to the northern climate. It has thus camouflage in the snow.
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ikeharel (60431) 2013-01-07 1:28
How you made the hare posing like a model for you Ulf?
Nice taken in rural country, fine light on and good clarity.
Beautiful fur with colors mingle with it's environment.
Have a nice week ahead,
mirosu (15102) 2013-01-07 5:17
A beautiful photo. Smart choice of horizontal frame to accentuate the rabbit with splendid sharpness. Very nice photo with great color contrast, excellent light and very good POV choice. Marvelous eye. Excellent result.
pajaran (53725) 2013-01-07 13:01
Dobar tekst o zecu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na zeca ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good article about a rabbit with a given data ...
Nice view of the rabbit ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started.
energypolice (190) 2013-01-07 18:42
Good photograph, excellent sharpness, good composition. good lighting.
Matrix! No PP
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-01-09 2:26
A picture with very nice warm colors.
Composition and light management are
good and I like the point of view and
perspective (eye-level), that makes
the picture extra personal.
EstelleJ (921) 2013-02-03 16:00
I love your pictures with close-ups of animals in very natural surroundings. Like a glimpse into their lives.
This adorable and serious-looking hare almost hypnotizes the viewer with its honey-colored eye.
Great lighting and detail!