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Gray Fox

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 28 May 2012 in Animal & Insect.

The gray fox is adaptable, usually more wary than fearful, and quite handsome. It may be difficult to appreciate the coloration of this fox until you see him for yourself. With a mostly gray back and reddish sides, he has a white throat with beautiful red markings. To top it off, the middle of the back is usually black and he sports a magnificent, long, bushy tail with a black tip.

NIKON D5000 1/180 second F/5.6 ISO 400 240 mm (35mm equiv.)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic model you have found. It must have been thrilling. Excellent image.

28 May 2012 6:12am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Another great family portrait of the fox. Good series.

28 May 2012 6:14am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is an exceptional series and would make a wonderful gallery exhibit.

28 May 2012 6:49am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Lovely shot !

28 May 2012 8:33am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot..

28 May 2012 9:04am

tataray from france, France

Beau .... )

28 May 2012 9:21am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Beautiful shot

28 May 2012 10:46am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Really a beautiful serie

28 May 2012 10:57am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

These last two are incredible pictures, if we see any skinny urban red foxes around here they scarper so darn fast! They really are quite timid in this town.

28 May 2012 11:48am

Donna from Port Matilda, United States

These are very nice photos of the gray fox. I wish I could get that close to the red foxes.

28 May 2012 12:12pm

@Donna: Thanks. That would be nice. I want to see your shots if you do.

arvin from sari, Iran

Very beautiful and very scenic

28 May 2012 2:12pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I think this fox family has adopted the Thomas homestead as its own! I'm glad they know where to find water and sometime a bit to eat as well. (Would love to see the exif data for these closeups.)

28 May 2012 3:28pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: I think you are right. They are getting us trained to come when they look cute. ;-) Nikon D5000, 1/180 second, F/5.6 ISO 400, 240 mm shot at 6:12 PM, and I cropped out a bit of background.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Gorgeous profile! The fox's head just looks so sleek - like it was made for fast pursuits.

28 May 2012 3:51pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Really enjoying this little study of foxes. Here that famous sharp nose is in profile. Sly becomes the attitude.

28 May 2012 4:28pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I love that he has that patch out of his ear so that you can easily identify him. It's hard to believe you have almost domesticated this fox family.

28 May 2012 6:10pm

@LauraS: I think it is the other way around. They have us trained. ;-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very handsome looking fellow Barbara! Nicely captured! ;-)

28 May 2012 6:12pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

a lovely portrait, like this series a lot.

28 May 2012 6:44pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

I love your fox series - wonderful images - !

28 May 2012 6:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

absolutely love your fox series ...

28 May 2012 7:32pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

He's beautiful, listening on the radio the other day they were saying foxes can and will eat almost anything but some of the things mentioned were a little hard to imagine when you see this beauty.

28 May 2012 9:40pm

@J.R.: We just read that they like fruit, so we tried it and it's a real hit.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The length of that tail is amazing!

29 May 2012 10:01am

Calusarus from ST SORLIN EN VALLOIRE, France

Superb !

26 Aug 2012 6:34am

Abena from Illinois, United States

On the contrary to what I would have thought (fearful), it looks rather lazy and comfortable and definitely handsome. Oh even the eye is gorgeous! I like this a lot!

29 Nov 2012 4:12am

1/180 second
ISO 400
240 mm (35mm equiv.)