Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Exploring young fox

 Sitting quietly in tern hide with several others when the word fox was whispered and out of the undergrowth appeared a young dog fox. A hot day and thirsty the need for a drink had overcome his fear.

 He paused for a moment when he realised he was being watched.
 Not sure about the situation he seemed undecided.
Thirst overcame fear and he carried on down to the waters edge for his drink.
 Thirst quenched he crept of into the bushes.
Pausing for second for me to take his portrait.


  1. Oh! What a thrill to see this young fox! You captured it perfectly, and that last shot where he's looking right at you is fabulous.

    1. It certainly was and so trusting too.

  2. Their inquisitive nature can make them quite bold. Excellent sequence Mike.

    1. Quite right Frank. I had a similar experience with a fox some years ago and the trust he had in me lasted for several years. I never fed it but as he saw me often he would accept me as part of the reserve and never ran from me, in fact we often shared the same path.


Mike Attwood - Photographer

About Me

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Evacuated during the second world war to a village in Yorkshire where I lived in the home of a good photographer for more than five years who taught me the basics and a great deal about nature. Well past retirement age I have been a wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Red Kites have been my speciality for much of this period. I did spend several years snapping wheelchair athletes and organizing the British Road Race Championship. In the year 2000 I was awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society for my portfolio on wheelchair athletes. Most of my pics are digital, using Sony cameras and Sigma lenses. I used to spend many weeks each year with friends in Wales which is close to the Elan Valleys where I got many of my raptor pics. I now get these pictures more closely to home, specially red kites and peregrines. I support my pension by selling my pics, cards, coasters, fridge magnets and key rings etc. at craft fairs, something I wish I had done much earlier in life. I give illustrated talks to clubs and societies on wildlife and other branches of photography that I have been involved in.