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Leaping For Dinner (Red fox) As I was coming back from Hayden Valley, I noticed cars parked along the road of the Nez Perce pullout. There was a fox out in the field looking for rodents to eat. I really wanted to get a picture of it leaping to catch its prey but could only get so close. This had to do.  Nez Perce,Red Fox,Vulpes vulpes,Yellowstone National Park Click/tap to enlarge

Leaping For Dinner (Red fox)

As I was coming back from Hayden Valley, I noticed cars parked along the road of the Nez Perce pullout. There was a fox out in the field looking for rodents to eat. I really wanted to get a picture of it leaping to catch its prey but could only get so close. This had to do.

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  1. This photo that Travis took is the same fox that I photographed! :)

    Red Fox with a Meal I spotted this red fox cross the road while driving through Yellowstone National Park. It was a dreary, rainy day, but I parked on the side of the road and stalked it into the woods. When I came upon it, it was listening very carefully and watching the ground, likely for a meal. I used its intense focus on its prey to my advantage and was able to sneak within 10 meters! Before I was ready for a shot, the fox pounced and started digging and disappeared behind a tree stump. When it emerged, it had a mole and saw me and trotted into the woods. I followed, and I was able to catch the fox sitting and staring at me. I was able to get a few shots before it silently slipped in the woods for good. Perhaps the fox was a female and was heading back to her den with her catch to feed to her kits? Maybe that's why she didn't eat the mole right away...or maybe she was antsy because I was there. Canidae,Geotagged,Red Fox,Spring,United States,Vulpes vulpes,Wyoming,Yellowstone National Park,mammals
    Posted 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
    1. Nice, it is so cool to see two people with different perspectives photographing the same subject. My girlfriend also has a totally different approach and sense of composition than I do. Posted 6 years ago
  2. By the way, what you lacked in distance you definitely made up in timing, getting it exactly at the peak of the jump, amazing! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Ahh thank you Ferdy!! We were thinking this is a vixen cause it keeps catching a bunch of different rodents and stashing them. Maybe for kits?? Pretty animal though!! Posted 6 years ago

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The red fox is the largest of the true foxes, as well as being the most geographically spread member of the Carnivora, being distributed across the entire northern hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, Central America and the steppes of Asia.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by SaraBethWilliamson
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Uploaded May 22, 2015. Captured May 21, 2015 18:25.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • f/5.6
  • 1/790s
  • ISO200
  • 250mm