Algonquin Park Ontario, CANADA
September 26th 2009
Nikon D40, Nikkor VR 55-200mm lens

We first came upon Roxy sitting in the middle of the road in front of the ranger station and entry gate to Algonquin Park, northeast side, on the way to Grand Lake. As soon as we parked, she approached us and scampered about the parking lot.
She was so sweet and kept quickly coming close to me to inspect what I was doing as I madly tried to capture her image with the zoom lens I had on the camera.
I loved the gentle inquisitive look in her eyes. I really wanted to pet her but knew better, despite my compulsion to name this little red fox, she is a wild animal with very pointy little teeth.

Top ten placement in The CatRaven challenge. Calling all Fox Lovers March 2011
Top ten placement in The CatRaven challenge What’s In A Name February 2011
Featured in the Canadiana group November 2010
Top ten placement in the Canadiana group Canadian Critters challenge November 2010
Feautured in Eye Contact (Animals Only) March 2010
Top Ten placement in the Photographers of Canada, Wildlife challenge February 2010
Top Ten placement in The Weekend Photographer’s Two Tone Animal challenge February 2010
Featured in 4 Winners Only December 2009
Top Ten placement in the Wild Animals Face to Face challenge, 4 Winners Only group December 2009
Featured in the group Ontario December 2009
Top Ten placement in the Draw My Photograph challenge, the Real Life Photography group, November 2009
Featured in the Image/Writing group October 2009


algonquin park, animal, brown eyes, close up, fur, red fox, red fur, untamed, wildlife


  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely harp shot Joanne!

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent close-up Joanne …

  • Steve  Buffington
    Steve Buffingtonalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, that is so strange for these animals—at least as far as I know. Great shots and she is very pretty indeed. Nice job Joanne.—Steve

  • DJ LeMay
    DJ LeMayalmost 5 years ago

    She is soooooo very pretty! Excellant capture, Joanne!

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 5 years ago

    she’s precious Joanne,,,,,,,great shots

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinalmost 5 years ago

    That’s pretty strange for these animals – they’re usually sooooo skittish and do anything to escape notice.
    Great detail and ‘feeling’ in her eyes.

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskialmost 5 years ago

    What a wonderful opportunity and series — I believe even wild animals recognize a sweet spirit and I’m sure she knew she had no reason to fear you.

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyalmost 5 years ago

    wow! great capture, joanne!

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 5 years ago
    great capture ! shes very pretty
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