Lean On Me ......... by Gary Fairhead

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There appeared to be a strong bond between many of the Kits when I was watching them.

Photographed near Ashton Ontario Canada Spring 2010

Canon 50D and 500F4 with 1.4X TC




  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillabout 4 years ago

    Awe………how gorgious, they are waiting for mommy to come back to them

  • I think you are absolutely right Heidi…Mom was off hunting :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverabout 4 years ago

    Your images melt me. This is undoubtedly wonderful.

    The last two times I returned to see the foxes here, only the vixen was there and her behavior was troubling to me. I really feared something happened to the kits. While I am not anxious to return to verify that, in the interim, your images remind me of why I value spending time among them. You have caught some very endearing moments and more than capably shown the familial dynamics.

    This image should be the poster shot for anti-fox hunting. :)

  • Thanks so much Lee-Anne

    I was worried about the kits you had photographed when you stopped posting them. There could be many reasons for not seeing them but you have good reason to be concerned. Fox kits are so vulnerable and are at great risk from predators and people. Hopefully they are OK but you won’t know if you don’t check…There must be others who are concerned so perhaps you could enlist some help to investifate the situation. I know I was concerned with the ones I photographed at the end of April…A couple of days later only 4 were seen then only 1 then none. A few weeks ago 4 or 5 were seen so that was encouraging. The grass there is so high now that its very hard to see.anything. When I was watching them I noticed that a few would wander off alone into the woods, exploring …Very dangeous for them when there are coyotes, dogs, fishers.and the mother is nowhere in sight.

    I can somewhat empathize with farmers (raising poultry) hunting foxes if foxes are taking their animals although in most other cases foxes are a great animal to control rodents of all kinds in farmers’ fields. I know in Britain they banned fox hunting with hounds and horses because of the cruelty involved while still alowing other forms of hunting. regardless, the hunts continue with some charges being applied by the police but it now being argued as one of those " non enforcable" laws .It will in the end take an enlightened populace to stop “the sport”

    – Gary Fairhead

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    Gary, your photos of these Kits are simply excellent, they are precious beyond words, would you please enter this into, Baby Animals (No Kittens or Puppies, 3/day, people would love this…Laura

  • Many many thanks and i will follow up on your suggestion :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 4 years ago

    Wow!! This is just so incredible…makes you want to just pick them up and cuddle them!! Awesome capture Gary…Instant fave!! I lots of features coming with this one!!

  • Many thanks Blair. I hear you on the picking up and cuddling but I will bet its like picking up a wild farm cat but worse ’-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 4 years ago

    BTW…this is best viewed large!!!

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, Gary! What a marvellous capture!

  • Thnaks very much Mike:-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraabout 4 years ago

    Wow absolutely superb congrats

  • Many thanks Alexa:-)

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonabout 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Gary!

  • Thank you Monte!

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Tyhe  Reading
    Tyhe Readingabout 4 years ago

    So cute. Great capture. :)

  • Thanks very much Tyhe.

    – Gary Fairhead

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...about 4 years ago


  • They are so photogenic and yes adorable :-)

    – Gary Fairhead

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