Thursday, May 03, 2012

Chance Encounter with a Fox

I think now is the time of year when the first Fox-cubs begin to appear above ground, so, on Tuesday evening, I went down to what I've now begun to call my "Fox Field", where I first started seeing Foxes last year. There are two fox dens visible in the field, and I set up my trail camera near one of them, hoping to capture any signs of activity. I passed the second den on my way back, stopping to photograph the holes, when I spied a Fox watching me from only about thirty yards away, on the other side  of a small stream that borders the field. It didn't seem too worried by my presence, and gave me time to delve into my bag and get out my camera and big lens, enabling me to fire off a few shots at about a 1/200 of a second:

It then proceeded to casually stroll further into the large overgrown garden it was in, before settling down for a snooze in the long grass, unfortunately almost out-of-sight of my camera. It was only 6.30 p.m., and the first Fox I've seen out on a summer evening this year. Hopefully, the first of many such encounters.


  1. Gorgeous fox!!! What superb captures! I love the eye contact.

  2. What a beautiful fox! Great job on these photos, Jeremy, you captured the moments wonderfully!

  3. We don't have foxes where I live so this is a real treat for me. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Brilliant photos, Jeremy ... the first one shows a particularly 'snooty' fox! We look forward to more foxy encounters here.

  5. Fantastic encounter!
    Great shots Jeremy!
    Have a nice weekend
    Yvonne & Raphael

  6. Wonderful captures Jeremy! Much better than my snatched photo of one carrying prey.

    Very fine Wheatear photos on the previous post!

  7. Very nice capture. You really have shot him well. Even looks like hes posing for you.
    mValleys ShutterBug

  8. And I also looking forward to see more of your foxshots on your blog.
    They are great captured Jeremy.
    gr. Marijke

  9. Hi Jeremy

    These are two high-quality and delightful images of a beautiful creature.