After meeting up we'll have a brief introduction, talk about safety and what the expectations for the day are. Once established, we'll grab our gear and head into the moorland in search of our target species, the Mountain Hare. The time it takes to spot a hare can vary immensely but once we find one, we'll rely on fieldcraft and an understanding of the hare's behaviour in order to best position ourselves for photography. Be prepared to be patient - approaching hares too quickly is a sure fire way to spook them - so we'll adopt a slow, respectful approach, after all the welfare of the wildlife comes first. We'll continue searching for and photographing the Mountain Hares (and possibly other moorland species) throughout the day until it's time to head back to the meeting point.
Meet the mountain hare
This hardy hare is specially adapted to colder habitats. So much so, that its coat changes from brown to white in the winter, to camouflage it in the snow. They’re quick, resilient, and are known to box each other during mating season.
Found nowhere else in England, the Mountain Hares of the Peak District are limited to small populations in specific areas of moorland in the Dark Peak. The moorlands are wild and exposed regions exemplifying the hardy nature of the hares. We'll visit one of several sites where the hares live depending on weather conditions and activity levels.
最多2人參加，年齡須滿18歲。 Guests should be comfortable operating their own camera systems and be familiar with concepts such as exposure, aperture and shutter speed.
This experience is designed for people wishing to photograph Mountain Hares. A certain level of physical fitness is required More information is available at peaknature.co.uk/workshops/mountain-hare.
Photograph wild hares in the Peak District