I ran into the usual cast of fox kit photographers today – even some folks I haven’t seen in a while. None of us have found kits so far.

The day started out great – the low pressure system was moving out, with cold temps early, a nice misty fog when I got to the location that turned into gorgeous golden light. the only thing missing were foxes. And I don’t mean fox kits – I mean any fox at all. I didn’t see a fox the first 2 hours I was out this morning (a rare occurrence).

I was about to bail when Pock made an appearance – briefly. Then the beta made an entrance too. He was in the brush, then ran directly in my direction. It happened so fast I had difficulty getting him framed and cut off his feet (figuratively speaking).

Foxes are extremely expressive animals. When the ears are back, they’re not pleased with something. I’m guessing the thing he’s not pleased about is having so many people around that they have to keep moving the den site around.

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Wheat Ridge, CO
Sony a700
Sigma 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4TC
Giottos tripod, Acratech ballhead, Wimberley Sidekick

ISO200, 1/640sec, f/2.8

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I’m primarily a nature photographer, usually wildlife, and I have lots of access to wildlife in Colorado. My main goal is to capture some of the individual personality of each of the animals I photograph – to document not just a fox, for instance, but to show something of that specific fox, something unique about that individual animal.

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  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 5 years ago

    amazing capture!!! beautiful

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 5 years ago

    He doesn’t look well pleased Jay – ears AND eyes!!! Still a great shot! ;o)

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 5 years ago

    Its really to bad that it has gotten so busy there! Makes me sad! Sorry that you had no luck seeing them again today!
    Slow morning makes it difficult at the fox hole….Great shot thought none the less my friend!

  • ChereeCheree
    ChereeChereeover 5 years ago

    Someone is in trouble.. Ears back means hes pissed off… Horses do the same thing.. WATCH OUT!

    Excellent capture

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 5 years ago

    Ears back also means anger. I’m sure moving the kits is not good for them. Pock is not happy. I hope the kits will be ok. Nice shot of Pock, despite cutting off the feet. Excellent DOF!

  • Mariann Rea
    Mariann Reaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, Jay!

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 5 years ago

    Fabulous Jay!!

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...over 5 years ago

    Another beautiful shot. I love your study of foxes

  • gdbeeler
    gdbeelerover 5 years ago


  • P3T3
    P3T3over 5 years ago

    What a cross looking fox, wonderful shot.

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