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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Summer morning filled with foxes

This is an excellent story about a fox that I met last summer.
It promised to be a sunny warm summer day so I headed out early to the sea to find my foxes. I had visited this place the night before and saw a cute fox all snuggled up in a perfect circle, the evening light was perfect and the fox seemed to be asleep. After some desperate tries getting close to her she saw me and sadly disappeared. So as I said I was hoping to see her again the next morning. This time the luck was on my side. I can't be sure if it was the same fox but in that same exact place there was a young fox lurking in the tall grass. I was on an open ground and didn't have anywhere to hide to but one juniper tree some 5 meters from me. So I immediately hunched down and hid myself behind the bush and I stood up. The juniper was a little bit taller than me and it had two branches at the top. I wish that the fox had a camera as well because I think I might have been quite funny - just my head and my camouflaged camera visible through the bush :D. I think the fox thought I was funny or maybe she figured I could be eatable since at one point she saw me and turned to inspect this little closer. The next few seconds happened so quickly that I didn't have the time to change some settings on my camera so I do apologise for some pics that are blurry. Thankfully the closest pic of her is sharp :D She only stood a few meters from me and stared at the bush. I was laughing inside because she looked so funny staring at that strange bush :) So there we stood for 2 seconds, suddenly she made a big jump to the left and stood still again. She could see me clearly now since the bush was not in the way anymore. It felt like this was the first time she had ever seen a human being before, she was so curious and didn't want to leave for some time :) but I guess the insticts kicked in at some point and she ran to the woods. With a BIG smile on my face I stood there mezmerized by what had just happened and continued my trip to the sea which was some 30 meters away. Guess what, there was another fox eating sea wrack. I think it's a he because I have seen him before and his right eye is badly scarred. Enjoy the pics!!!

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  1. What a wonderful story thanks for shearing that lovely momment with us ! jon (-:

  2. Lovely story and some excellent images! You've been lucky, that are moments a photographer dreams of :-)

  3. Wow! That close up shot is amazing! You were really blessed to have that opportunity! You were also greatly talented to have the skill to get the shots so quickly. Thanks for posting the great results of what must have been a wonderful experience.

  4. Wow Mariann. What a beautiful touching story. They are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Thank you all so much for commenting! :)))


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