THESE beautiful photographs show a wild brown hare pictured near Cirencester.

Russell Discombe captured these images close to home last weekend.

He spent two hours sitting motionless in a field, waiting to get the perfect shot.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust said the brown hare is known for its long, black-tipped ears and fast running - it can reach speeds of 45mph when evading predators.

It prefers a mosaic of farmland and woodland habitats and can often be spotted in fields.