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Uploaded 17-Jul-17
Taken 4-Jul-17
5 of 13 photos

Vixen

Beehive Basin, Big Sky, Montana, United States

My friend spotted this little girl from across an alpine lake and I wasted no time sprinting around it in the hopes of getting closer. When I made it to the right side of the lake I slowed down my approach, snapping off a few dozen pictures every few steps. She was entirely unconcerned by my presence and took her time investigating various swaths of land.

I followed her up the muddy hillside, to a patch of snow, and then over the apex into this beautiful golden light. As if reading my excitement for the change in lighting, she paced back and forth, sitting, standing, and walking in the perfect little open field, posing like the perfect model.

Foxes are easily my favorite animal to photograph. They're always so curious and playful and usually not too worried about being followed around by a two-legged stalker. They play with their environment like no other animal I've been able to photograph and are constantly offering up their best side. Not to mention that they are absolutely beautiful too!
Canon EOS 80D, f/5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/500, ISO 100, No Flash