During one of our trips to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge we saw this Red Fox walking towards us. We were out of the car photographing birds so I started taking photos of the fox. We have seen foxes before but they usually did not come close to us. But when it was about 8-10 feet away, we decided to get back in the car. It sort of looked at us and just kept walking by. I was using a 400mm lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter so this image is just cropped a little on the top to remove some background when I was setting up the file for a print.
Looks like a young one, maybe he/she wasn’t savvy about humans. You tend to attract ‘curious’ creatures, Reed! 😉
Yes! And sometimes I start to worry about that! I can not move as fast as I used to!!
I hear you. But at least you aren’t photographing bison or elk… I’ve seen videos of them walloping photographers who got too close! 😉
Terrific photo, Reed! Wonderful detail.
Thanks Belinda! You never know what you might have the opportunity to photograph!
Thanks so much! I was surprised the Fox came that close. Even when we got back in the car since it was getting so close, it still walked Right along the car and looked up at us. Then moved on.
Great close-up shot, Reed! ❤
Thanks! It was a fun day at Bombay Hook NWR!
I’ve been collecting all the National Park quarters that have been released over the last few years. The Bombay Hook quarter from 2015 is one of my favorites. Now, seeing your photos and journal, I’ll have to put it up higher on the bucket list priority! Thanks for sharing! William
Thanks so much William! Did not realize they have National Park quarters! I will have to check that out! Thanks again!
Beautiful portrait, Reed.
Thanks Steve! It is a nice place to visit. You never know what you will see there!