Portrait of a Red Fox

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

I like foxes: I took this photograph of a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Manitoba, Canada, not far from where I photographed the arctic fox that I posted about a while ago. This red fox stuck around for a little while, looking at me and my tripod with some curiosity, before moving on in search of prey in those barren, wintry grounds. I love how it really looks in its prime, with that wonderful fur and tail, in the soft, diffused light of a nice overcast day, just perfect for a portrait!

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18 thoughts on “Portrait of a Red Fox

    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you, Kimberly! Yes, foxes really have good “camo”, which makes them hard to spot. I also loved this particular fox, so healthy, beautiful and… cunning! 🙂

  1. talkavino

    That facial expression is priceless… It is a mixture of “what is this guy doing?” and “what do you want from me”

  2. Dina

    Dear Stefano,
    I love this portrait of the red fox! He looks… like he’s trying to tell you something and … oh, I see talkavino describes it so fine;
    It is a mixture of “what is this guy doing?” and “what do you want from me”
    This is great!

    Stefano, I have you linked you in my Nature Photography Blogroll with this part of your blog, just have a look and you’ll see what I mean 🙂 I’m not sure, maybe you’d rather have your excellent photography website as a link instead? Then just give me shout, I’ll hear you!
    Happy Easter you and yours, Stefano. Enjoy.

    Greetings from the Rhine Valley

    P.S. Thanks for your extremely kind comment on my blog 🙂 You made my day! I feel 10 cm taller, 15 years younger and have a BIG smile on my face.
    🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Stefano Post author

      Dear Dina,
      Thank you very much, both for your kind comment and especially for adding me to your Nature Photography Blogroll: this is a wonderful Easter present, and an honor for me to be included in your collection of links. Thank you 🙂 oh, and he link to the blog is just perfect, Dina – thanks again.
      Finally, I am so glad that I put a smile on your face, your post was phenomenal! Happy Easter once again!

  3. alisitaliankitchen

    Stefano, this is such a beautiful post! Animals bring such great joy! I remember when I lived in West Seattle and golfing on the West Seattle golf course, there was a nest(or should I say kit) of fox every spring that would show their little faces at around the ninth hole. One time, I tried to trick one acting like I had a treat in my hand. It came up over the hill very cautiously looking at me with its cute little legs. But lo and behold, I heard a noise(the mom) and it rushed back down the hill! I will never forget looking for those little guys every spring, when we could finally golf here in the stormy Northwest!

    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you very much! Glad you liked my image and that it brought back nice memories. Those are really moments to treasure, that will always be with you in your memories. Thanks for sharing, and Happy Easter!

  4. ChgoJohn

    The red fox is such a beautiful animal. WIth that red coat, it’s easy to see why it was so prized by the fur trade. So glad that they survived the slaughter. WIthin the gallery, there’s a couple shots in which the animal’s gaze is captivating. Nicely done, Stefano.

    1. Stefano Post author

      Very true, John: it is sad to think they have been hunted so aggressively, but just like you said it is at the same time good to think that they have survived nonetheless!
      Thank you for stopping by!

    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you so much, Maria: actually, I am glad you noticed, because in my animal portraits (well, also in my human portraits of course!) I really strive to capture images that convey a glimpse of what my subject feels in that moment. Granted, I do not always succeed, but when it all comes together I think it adds a layer of depth to those portraits. Many thanks for your thoughtful comment, Maria.


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