A photograph of a mountain hare in the Cairngorms raising a back foot as if saying “hello” is in the running for a Comedy Wildlife Photography Award.
Photographer Andy Howard spent more than five hours documenting the animal.
Mountain hares change colour from brown to white in winter to better camouflage themselves against snow.
Also known as blue hares, mountain hares are found in the Scottish Highlands, parts of Derbyshire and throughout Ireland.
Mr Howard’s image has made the shortlist for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016.
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