Meelis Kivirand - Red Fox

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

Posted on 11.07.2010
Photo info - Summer 2010:Canon EOS-1Ds MarkIII, 173 mm, f5, ISO 400, 1/640 sec
Tags: meelis kivirand red fox vulpes vulpes wildlife photography
Meelis Kivirand - Red Fox

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

Posted on 11.07.2010
Photo info - Summer 2010:Canon EOS-1Ds MarkIII, 173 mm, f5, ISO 400, 1/640 sec
Tags: meelis kivirand red fox vulpes vulpes wildlife photography