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City Fox

Posted by
Christine (Ellemford, United Kingdom) on 15 September 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Not a great quality as shot through the car window about 5.30 in the afternoon. It always amazes me how different city foxes are to the country foxes which have big bushy tails and look healthy unlike this fox.

NIKON D60 1/40 second F/5.6 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

I'm very much an amateur photographer. I live in the hills of the Scottish Borders which has fantastic flora and fauna, as well as wonderful light.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

...and you would have thought that with all those lovely bins, the urban foxes would have the better condition....

15 Sep 2011 6:49am

@CElliottUK: A country fox looks soooo different. Most city foxes I have seen are in a poor state and like this one I would guess, has mange

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

"Who are you looking at?" Great shot of this scabby fox

15 Sep 2011 6:50am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You are right on how scraggy the city foxes get to look . . makes us city-folk feel a tad better about ourselves !

15 Sep 2011 7:11am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, New York, Canada

Poor fox, must be hard for him to find scraps to eat. They are such beautiful
animals, very timid. Wonderful capture.

15 Sep 2011 8:34am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I feel the same when I see the odd one around here, usually very late at night, They are so skinny and scrawny.

15 Sep 2011 9:10am

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice picture.

15 Sep 2011 10:53am

ursulakatariina from Greenock, United Kingdom

Oh poor, hungry looking fox - it should come to Greenock as the city foxes here seem to do much better... I saw one this week - it was fat and it's tail was very fluffy, but my camera was in the bag and the fox was faster than I so didn't get a shot of it.

15 Sep 2011 11:25am

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Nice shot!beautiful fox.well done.

15 Sep 2011 12:37pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Image Quality is such a fleeting and subjective phrase - I love this image, personally! This poor little guy looks frightened and, at the same time, very cute (is it ok for men to say words like "adorable" and "cute"...sorry, I do ;-) He does look a bit hungry...but a great capture by you. Christine, thank you very much for all of your comments on my past images! That was really kind of you to do that - You certainly did not need to ...But I am most grateful...Thanks so much ;-)

15 Sep 2011 12:52pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

it is great to see such an animal in a city!! and they are really shy, so great you captured it!

15 Sep 2011 2:49pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

I hope this one someday will end up in the country....(in cartoons they do;-)
Great photo reaction!

15 Sep 2011 3:02pm

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

It's not easy to catch a fox ! Dig him and he's away !

15 Sep 2011 4:39pm

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom


15 Sep 2011 5:03pm

@Sally: Absolutely

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting shot of this city fox.

15 Sep 2011 5:40pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Well sometimes we just HAVE to grab shots form the car window ;-) especially to catch this alarmed looking fox. Quick click on your part !

15 Sep 2011 5:43pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

hahaha what a cute moment!! Great catch Christine!

15 Sep 2011 5:56pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A rare capture. Nice one !

15 Sep 2011 6:44pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Your right the ones i see are all scrawny too.

15 Sep 2011 7:16pm

Veronique from Suisse/France, France

poor fox ! doesn't look healthy

15 Sep 2011 8:42pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

I never knew there was any difference...? I once saw a fox about 3AM just walking along the street... it was quite big too.

15 Sep 2011 10:02pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

nice of him to stop for the photo ;)

17 Sep 2011 2:38am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

respect for getting him from the car window! I noticed the same here - the city foxes usually look very poor against the country ones - but i guess it´s their diet (how would we look if only feeding on bins and rats^^)

17 Sep 2011 9:27am

BBM from United Kingdom

yeah we get lots of them here too..they crap in our garden!

19 Sep 2011 8:27am

1/40 second
ISO 400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)