Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gray Fox

Gray Fox at sunset (Big Bend National Park)

39 comments:

Woody said...

Nice if it to cooperate. I see a remarkable number of red foxes around here, which is a surprise considering how built up it has become. Sinister eyes, eh?

Carol said...

Beautiful animal, what a great shot!

feefioto said...

I'd like a fox as a pet. Probably a bad idea, huh?

Janie said...

Great photo. He looks as if he has just noticed you. Love how the light catches his ears.

jason said...

What a poser! Doggone cute, but still a poser. Here in the city they only come out at night (and who can blame them?), so I'm totally jealous of this shot. Gorgeous!

Yakini said...

Sooo cute! :-) Happy WW!

caite said...

very smart looking, isn't he?
nice capture.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful animal. His eyes just seem to go right through you.

JO said...

nice shot.


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AussiePomm said...

Nice shot!!

Mine's up as well, today it looks at the 'Queensland Flooding'

Have a great WW!

AussiePomm

Meri said...

So alert and so wary.

Ann said...

I was watching TV last night, it was a reality show about families compete when they were traveling. One mother said she saw a prairie dog. Another said, it was a squirrel.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How did you get that close to him??? What a beauty he is! I loved seeing this.

Happy Outdoor Wed to you!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sandee said...

Great capture too. I love to see wildlife while traveling about.

Have a terrific WW. :)

Wordless Wednesday

Dominic Gendron said...

What a lovelly fox! Great shot ;)

Arija said...

Isn't he just a dream in his lovely winter coat and the little smile he is giving you.

With us they are vermin decimating sheep flocks at lambing time by eating just the tongue of the lamb as it is being born and continuing on the udder of the sheep, thus subjecting both to an agonising death. Our neighbour lost 40 sheep in one night. Quite a harrowing experience to have to put so many out of their agony in the morning.

In the wild where they are a normal part of the eco-system, they are such beautiful and useful creatures.

Danielle said...

Beautiful! Great picture.

Gaelyn said...

Nice shot. Beautiful fox. Looks like it's squinting at you.

Karen said...

Gorgeous animal, great shot.

John S. Mead said...

Great capture! Talk about the right place at the right time! I cannot wait to get to Big Bend..... It's really high on my "must see" places here in Texas.

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

what a beautiful animal!

NYCSingleMom said...

dont know you how you got the shot but such a beautiful animal

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Donnie said...

He sure held a pose for you. Great photo.

casseydab said...

so lovely..really beautiful

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

He certainly was much more cooperative in having his photo taken than my coyotes. I must try harder to when their confidence. Your picture is a great motivator for me.

Light and Voices said...

What a model!
Joyce M

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot

happy WW

catsynth said...

Beautiful fox. It's interesting, I have seen my cat strike a very similar pose, both the way she sits and the way she points her ears.

Beth F said...

Nice capture -- he blends in so well.

RuneE said...

I think you have been spotted, but he doesn't seem to mind. The colour of the fox seems to fit in very well with the surroundings. Well spotted!

NatureFootstep said...

hm, is that a fox? Looks more like a cat. Very sweet.

Gary said...

Ours are red, but I'm trying to get a photo of a black fox which I expect is just an aberation. Great shot. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jo said...

What a cool photo! Makes me wonder what this fox is thinking....

The Social Frog said...

Wow! Great shot.

Out on the prairie said...

I see a lot of red foxes in town. One day I was shooting a flock of pelicans at a city park and when I was going through my shots I had a fox just across the lagoon from me I didn't see. With TX I laughed wondering if they have any plumbing shops there. Also I thought of the leakey legacy in paleoanthropology. I went to hear a lecture in hopes of getting a chance to work for them, only to be pushed off , "We only use Havard Grads" she told me hurtfulily.I am about snowed up enough to hit Padre Island for a few weeks.Can't find any takers yet.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What an adventure and some great shots. I love the photo of the fox.

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous fox, just waiting for you to take its portrait!

Love all your shots - especially the red cactus thingies with spikes on.

Esther Garvi said...

What a lovely creature!!! I adore him! But then again, I'm sold when it comes to wildlife...

Tammie Lee said...

such an amazing looking creature. Seems a mix of a few.