My friend Michael has been out and about again, "shooting" wildlife.
In a country that takes any form of hunting very seriously and the quiet of a Sunday morning is peppered with the sounds of gunshots, Michael always enjoys telling people he's been out shooting wildlife, only to later clarify that the only shooting he ever does is with his camera.
He emailed these photos to me, this morning.
Apparently he was out at about 5:45am, just waiting, when three hares literally shot past him. They were moving far too fast to capture with his camera so he just watched them run. Seconds later, the cause of the flight came into view, they were being chased by a female deer.
Once the deer had cleared the hares off into the neighbouring sunflower field, she sauntered back, giving Michael the opportunity to take these magnificent photos.
He tells me he thinks it was a lucky morning. I think the skill and devotion that he puts into his photography takes it far beyond the realms of "lucky"
I hope you enjoy the images and, once again, thank Michael for sharing his magical photos with us.