You’ll see plenty of rabbits on Rathlin but look out also for the unique Irish hare. With smaller ears, a white tail and reddish coat, this native Irish species is quite distinct from the Brown hare found in Britain. They can be found all over the island and there is even a rare local genetic mutation – an albino – with a much lighter coat and blue eyes, called the Rathlin Golden hare.
Islanders see off hare coursers
Interview with award-winning Rathlin photographer, Tom McDonnell