Fox Kits Drenched and Nuzzling by A.M. Ruttle
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This very rainy morning, the fox kits were hanging out by the entrance to their den waiting for their breakfast, voles from the nearby meadow, which arrived dangling from mom’s muzzle. This year the fox vixen chose her den in a culvert off a meadow in the middle of the town of Jackson. Needless to say, the family caused quite a stir with the locals and particularly the wildlife photographers. Fortunately, the foul weather left me alone with the fox family this lovely morning. Canon 40D, Jackson, Wy, USA, f5.6, 1/200, focal length 400mm, RAW, ISO 500. Views 2,350 and Faves 43 as of 26 June 2012, thanks for dropping by!
Winner:
- Soaked Challenge in the Amazing Wildlife group
Features in:
- I Shoot Raw, July 2012
- ★ART UNIVERSE★, June 2012
- Baby Wildlife of the World, May 2012
- All That is Nature, March 2012
- Photography Challenge Group, February 2012
- Closeups in Nature, February 2012
- Nature Photography Challenge, August 2010
- Animal Photography, November 2009
- High Quality Animal Images, November 2009
- Baby Animals, November 2009
- Wolves and Wild Kin, April 2009

Star Tribute to A.M. Ruttle:
- Amazing Wildlife group’s delightful Star Tribute to A.M. Ruttle

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  • Eivor Kuchta
    Eivor Kuchtaover 5 years ago

    What an outstanding capture! Everything is just perfect! I hope I get a chance to see fox kits this spring.

  • Thanks so much Eivor!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Taylor Sawyer
    Taylor Sawyerover 5 years ago

    Thank you for participating in Photography 101’s group tagging project! Please tag this photo with the following tag(s):
    p101nature

    Reminder: You do not need to submit this image to the group to participate in group tagging! :-D

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    wow perfect capture ;

  • Hi Scott, it’s fun to see you drop in and leave comments because your feeling of wanting a “camera permanently attatched to my hand” so perfectly describes how avid a photographer you are!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Mariann Rea
    Mariann Reaover 5 years ago

    Awww, lovely muddy kiss :)

  • Hi Mariann, So glad you could share the wonder of these foxes!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • JanT
    JanTover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful capture in the rain. The kits and your photo are so appealing.

  • Thanks for dropping in and your nice comment, Jan!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Dusker
    Duskerover 5 years ago

    Great image. They don’t always have to be clean and pretty. Well done.

  • Thanks for your fun comment, Dusker!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 5 years ago

    Awe,…..perfect timing for a lovely endearing moment! : )

  • What’s that saying – chance favors those who are ready… some luck involved too!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    This is so adorable,

  • Thanks, Ann!

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 5 years ago

    Awww how adorable fantastic find…gina

  • Oh Gina, your “Pleading” is SO POWERFUL! Thanks for stopping in and your great comment on these little kits.

    – A.M. Ruttle

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago

    What a PRECIOUS capture!!!

  • They are! Thanks so much for dropping in and commenting, lorilee!

    – A.M. Ruttle

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