5 Caroline Allison UK 46pts
Nikon D750, 150-500mm, 1/1000sec at f/8, ISO 1600
If ever there was an animal that encapsulates the folkloric quality of the countryside, it’s the hare. While crows, ravens and foxes get the best stories, the brown hare is the one that is able to carry the air of untamable nature, making it king of the British wild. This portrait allows the hare’s personality to shine through. The red of the eyes is piercing and the iconic ears are a gorgeous palette of tones.