I live in a very friendly relationship with many animals of the forest. My cabin is located deep in the forest and I have no human neighbors.
Especially foxes very often come to me. This I´ve already noticed in the eighties and nineties, when I was travelling through wilderness areas in Canada and Alaska. Even here in Sweden it is exactly the same.
Maybe it's true what shamans say about animals which you meet often in nature. Then it´s possible that the fox is my personal power animal, my Totem.
Anyway. This here is one of three foxes, whose confidence I could win. I called him Sunday. It is certainly easy to guess why. Yes, it was a Sunday when I met him the first time.
He came to visit me three or four times a week for five years. The picture was taken when I repaired something in front of my cabin on a canoe. He lay on the big stone, three meters away from me and thought it was nice to watch me at work.
Unfortunately I have not seen him since three years. Maybe he's been shot on a hunt.
The blue cord originally was a clothes line. It was cut a week before by another fox with the name Monday, which had bitten through it. Foxes sometimes make such nonsense. But this does not really bother me much. I have sense of humor.
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corjan3 (1935) 2013-09-29 1:30
Very interesting note and image. I wonder what you do for a living that you live in such symbiosis with nature, which must be a wonderful existence. A beautiful image overall with very good exposure control and lovely colours. Pity your friend is not around anymore. Best wishes.
siudzi (27701) 2013-09-29 1:51
What a story! I really like it. This is a fantastic capture of this beautiful Sunday! Very well observed and taken form a good distance with perfectly executed DOF. Well done! TFS.
Have a nice Sunday!
CLODO (26402) 2013-09-29 2:34
welcome in this photographic site
I was delighted by the fox behaviour but disturbed by the blue line (but with your note, i understand the situation). the subject is too centered in the picture, and i propose you my version in a WS.
ikeharel (43903) 2013-09-29 2:56
What a fantastic photo, Peter.
Only one time in my life I saw a foxd in nature, in Bonaventure-isle in Canada, and he was swift and run away. It was back in 8/1978.
Great photo, his ears alert & listen to any new noise on the forest - while the eyes half shut.
An amazing neighbour you had, and the forest around is an intriguing sight.
Have a nice Sunday,
Romano46 (11393) 2013-09-29 3:04
piacevolissima questa foto con la volpe rossa che posa per te.
La composizione è ben curata, la luce molto morbida ed il soggetto ripreso con una accurata messa a fuoco.
Piacevole anche il contrasto tra il rosso della volpe e il verde della vegetazione circostante.
Una foto molto ben riuscita.
Ciao e buona domenica
Miguel82 (14376) 2013-09-29 5:30
You break my heart Peter..very happy to see that this fox became adult..without being hunted by the poachers
It's a superb individual and the photo shows that it trusts you a lot, it's so cute. I like also the view of its habitat the northern forest, moss and lichens on the rock it's sleeping on. A brillant picture touching me a lot, all the best, have a good sunday
daddo (20621) 2013-09-29 5:43
Hi Peter. a beautiful animal with lovely black markings. sad note about Sunday's possible fate. Here in Australia as introduced species they are responsible for bringing many native animals to the brink of extinction. Regards. Klaudio.
pichtier (362) 2013-09-29 7:41
You did a really nice picture of a so charming friend ;-) Love the picture, and the story you tell about "your" foxes.
lousat (64069) 2013-09-29 11:29
Hi Peter,fantastic capture! You caught very very well this lucky opportunity,the pic is magnificent,great exposure,perfect DOF for the best details and a magic atmosphere too!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.
danos (78040) 2013-09-29 11:52
very successful the close up view of the red fox that resting carefree on the rock like a star.Excellent presentation as the light management of the image.
cornejo (22452) 2013-09-29 12:32
Hi Peter, very good picture of this beautiful fox sleeping in the rock, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
worldcitizen (5613) 2013-09-29 12:49
You are fairly new here on TE, so first of all welcome! :-) You have a wonderful gallery, and this lovely portrait grabbed my attention. This fox is lovely, and seems very content in this peaceful spot. The blue cord is an interesting detail that adds something different to the scene. I truly hope your fox friend is well and has simply moved on...
Kielia (21521) 2013-10-25 7:37
die Note ist fast noch interessanter als das Photo! Du hast Deinem roten Freund hier ein sehr schönes und angemessenes virtuelles Denkmal gesetzt. Der WS von Clodo ist allerdings auch sehr nützlich.