Every so often, in nature, you come across something truly amazing. This is one of those occasions. At the side of the road, in rural Ontario, my partner and I were fortunate enough to be able to spend about 45 minutes watching a family of Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) interact in the warm spring morning light. The mother fox, despite having lost the sight in one eye, was raising 11 happy, healthy, playful kits. We observed and photographed from a distance as she kept a close eye on the rambunctious brood, even leaving on two occasions to search for food. My heart was touched deeply and I will never forget the experience.
*Captured near Carleton Place, Ontario. © Todd Weeks*