Meelis Kivirand - Red Fox


So far I haven’t had any luck trying to take animal photos. Mostly when I see an animal it has already spotted me and is on its way to escape encounter. But this time when I was hiking in the tundras of the northern Norway I noticed the fox first. It was looking for food on the riverbank. I immediately got on the grass, lying, while the fox moved towards me in the distance of hundred meters. I managed to dig out my camera from the backbag and so the fox became interested of what it was moving in the grass. Now the fox set its fixed trail towards me and got closer pretty quickly. I took some photos and when the distance was less than ten meters I felt quite uneasy. Maybe because I was alone and about 20 kilometers away from civilisation and my car. So I decided to grab for a knife from my belt. And of course the fox realised whom it had to deal with and was gone within some long leaps.

Location: Finnmark, Norway

Tags: meelis kivirand, red fox vulpes vulpes

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  1. Bruno D'Amicis said:

    15/07/2010 17:38

    Beautiful fox and nice behaviour. Wow, this looks so different from the ones I've met in continental Europe!

  2. Sven Zacek said:

    19/07/2010 15:57

    You have to have a coat like that if you want to survive the winter of Northern Norway. Great picture and I like the somewhat mellow posture of the fox.