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Taken west of Missoula, Montana, USA near the Clark Fork River in early June.
The Red Fox – Vulpes vulpes is a year round resident of Montana. This was a very successful litter, possibly two litters. The kits, I counted about 16 in the area, were different sizes, but seemed playful and healthy. I saw two adults bring in gophers and squirrels while I was there.
Sept 7, 2012, 579 views, 27 favorites, 15 features, 109 comments (including my replies)
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM with tripod
1/640s, f/4.0, ISO: 400, 500mm
See more of my Red Fox – Vulpes vulpes photos at this link
These are the first fox photos I have captured. Very fun!
See another photo of this fox litter
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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Beautiful close up, gorgeous fox!!!

  • Thank you. I had fun with this group!

    – amontanaview

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    A sweet capture!!

  • I think so, too. She wasn’t really looking at me, but it appears that she is in the photo.

    – amontanaview

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray, now this is a closeup!

    – amontanaview

  • teresa731
    teresa731over 2 years ago

    What a great capture of this little fellow!! Congrats!!

  • Yea!!! Thank you so much!

    – amontanaview

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    2012/06/25 1 Image per 24hrs

  • Thanks Magaret!

    – amontanaview

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerrover 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture .. !!

  • Thank you Ray!

    – amontanaview

  • Thomas Young
    Thomas Youngover 2 years ago

    Another great image amontanaview.That is a great pose.

  • Thank you so much. All the kits were pretty darn cooperative!

    – amontanaview

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Very cute capture.

  • Thanks Bunny. I just love your profile pic. The Yellow-headed Blackbird doing the splits. LOL

    – amontanaview

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work Merle

  • Thank you Larry for adding this to your great group. I love looking at all the photos in this group. Thanks for all you do.

    – amontanaview

  • thatche2
    thatche2over 2 years ago

    Great closeup and nice depth of field!

  • Thank you very much. I spent a lot of time with this session and thought some turned out quite well. Glad you like this one.

    – amontanaview

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