Fox News

We’ve had a busy spring and early summer and I want to share some photos of the family of foxes we have living with us on our property. The litter must have been born in the bushes or woods close to our house, and in the past few weeks we have been watching the young ones enjoying life, playing and tumbling around like all young animals do, in the grass and among the trees and bushes. They are beautiful and so fun to watch.

A young fox is in a grassy area with trees around behind and to the left. It is standing sideways with its body facing to the right, head turned, looking at the viewer.
Fox watching me watching him

Three of the fox cubs looking at me (well mostly).

Three young foxes are in a grassy area with trees around behind. One is sitting upright looking at the viewer, another is lying down looking at us with head slightly raised from the grass. The left most fox is half sitting, looking off to the left of the frame.
Three young foxes

And more foxes. What do you do when they keep playing in your garden? You have to take pictures! These were all taken in very low light, in the late evening, and at quite a distance, so it’s amazing that they came out at all!

Two young foxes are in a grassy area with trees and bushes around behind and to the left. the left one is sitting half upright looking at the viewer, the other is running towards the left of the frame with all four feet off the ground, and tail outstretched.
Flying fox and sibling

Have a great summer, friends!

Two young foxes are in a grassy area with trees around behind and to the left. One is sitting upright looking at the viewer, the other is lying down looking back at us over its shoulder.
Siblings

Not Much to Eat

A snowy scene with several deer foraging at the edge of the forest. A single deer in the front with her tail towards us has her head up and is looking to the right.
Foraging in the Snow

A winter visit to Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia always brings photographic rewards as the wildlife is much calmer and more focussed on finding food than worrying about me and my camera. This deer was curious, though, as we were quietly and patiently waiting for the right moment. She features on my ‘Animals’ gallery.