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Don't Mess with Mama Fox

2009.05.04
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Captured some foxes over the weekend. The first four shots were taken on mountain side of Manitou Springs. Came upon them right by the side of the road so it was easy to shoot from the car.
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This beautiful little lady was guarding the entrance to this drainage pipe – I assume her kits were in there although we couldn’t see them. We drove by twice and were within a few feet of her but she didn’t budge from her spot. Her mate eventually took safety a few yards up the mountain.
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The mother fox's mate.
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The look in her eye calmly says, "No, you won't come near my babies."
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The last two shots I took down the street from our house - again from the car. The mama fox has a den for her six kits under an old house. She was alert and aware of everything going on around her. Didn’t seem to be bothered by us but was keeping a very close eye on the barking dog across the street.
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So this is what all the excitement is about!
One of the six kits living under the old house.
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Vulpes vulpes
red fox
59 Comments
prashantkarkera Like the wet dark background color which goes with the pic...
prashantkarkera · 2009-05-04: 08:51
SunFlower1990 WOW! Amazing shots of these beautiful foxes. My favorites are # 4,5 and 6. Wonderful set.
SunFlower1990 · 2009-05-04: 09:15
gonia your pictures are super! I've never seen fox like yours. thanks a lot for such pretty pictures.
gonia · 2009-05-04: 09:27
agnes65 Amazing set Marsha!!! ... love the first two of that brave little Mom :)
No love them all :)))
agnes65 · 2009-05-04: 09:57
jennye Wow, these are fantastic shots Marsha!
love em all, especially the last one!!
jennye · 2009-05-04: 10:01
photopoet Great set—love the surprise of the last photo.
photopoet · 2009-05-04: 10:17
dontblink Great capture. It's cool that you were able to get so close.
dontblink · 2009-05-04: 10:19
BuffyEyes What a nice ending to your set. You brought up the mystery of the kits and then gave it to us at the end.
BuffyEyes · 2009-05-04: 10:51
smbunation These are awesome. I love the tones and subject is fun too.
smbunation · 2009-05-04: 11:04
Nellinka Lovely shots and great emotions. =)
Nellinka · 2009-05-04: 11:54
leocheung Great captures. Beautiful colors.
leocheung · 2009-05-04: 11:54
pumacat fantastic set ! Last one is so cute !!
pumacat · 2009-05-04: 12:15
daisydavinci How cute! I only have seen foxes in the zoo....or lying dead at the side of a road.Congratulations!
daisydavinci · 2009-05-04: 12:32
Memphis Great set of nice pictures. The first fox looks a little bedraggled poor thing but that cub is real cute.
Memphis · 2009-05-04: 12:40
lifeisgood Wow...great set, Marsha. The last shot is priceless!! Excellent captures!
lifeisgood · 2009-05-04: 13:02
vterezia lovely baby :))
vterezia · 2009-05-04: 13:10
oakley Very good shots & great post!!
:-)
oakley · 2009-05-04: 13:28
????? OMG!
Marsha this set is breathtaken!!!
Last picture is... oh... WOW!!!
XD
????? · 2009-05-04: 13:40
????? She's brave. Like all mothers.
Photos to make you smile, at the end. )
????? · 2009-05-04: 13:46
????? waw, lucky youn great shots !!
????? · 2009-05-04: 14:38
susjustjake The 2nd was my favorite till I saw the show stopper (the lsat one)
susjustjake · 2009-05-04: 14:43
Unchained Great catch, Marsha, even with some hindrance, the motive is coming to you! # 6 is absolutely cute.
Unchained · 2009-05-04: 14:49
Jarvo Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#6 had to go in the faves.
Jarvo · 2009-05-04: 14:57
????? TERRIFIC shots, great lighting!!~
????? · 2009-05-04: 15:07
JaCkYe sooo cute :)
JaCkYe · 2009-05-04: 16:10
worldthrumylens wow, what a great set!
worldthrumylens · 2009-05-04: 16:11
longimanus I really pity these cute animals as in fairy tales they are always the tricky bad boys, undeservedly :-)
longimanus · 2009-05-04: 16:36
nssco50 Fantastic pictures, great set!!:))
nssco50 · 2009-05-04: 18:01
onlyricky Marsha!
This set is MARAVILLOUS!
I'm adding 4# to my favorites!
it is awesome!
You're lucky that you've foxes that you can photograph without they run away!
REally nice set!
I'm amazed :)
onlyricky · 2009-05-04: 18:30
finbarr awesome work !!! well done !!
finbarr · 2009-05-04: 18:31
sunshineand they are very pretty
sunshineand · 2009-05-04: 19:42
chrisbuchan beautiful set I noticed the last one made me gasp I added it to my faves as I love photos that gain emotion from their look!!!!
chrisbuchan · 2009-05-05: 00:17
????? Just amazing. I always worry about wild animals who live so close to people. Hopefully they will stay safe and move on when the kits are bigger.
????? · 2009-05-05: 00:49
tomie wonderful little guy!! the pictures are great!
tomie · 2009-05-05: 00:54
????? No. 6.................... wonderful.........
????? · 2009-05-05: 01:25
jet28 Magical captures!
jet28 · 2009-05-05: 06:46
Dragana lovely, we have a lot of foxes in urban Dublin but not as pretty as these
Dragana · 2009-05-05: 07:23
onlymehdi WOW, number 5 is amazing
onlymehdi · 2009-05-05: 09:46
snapshotjoe Great post, Marsha! Felt like I was there looking at Mama Fox!
snapshotjoe · 2009-05-05: 10:22
caol79 5&6 are great :)
caol79 · 2009-05-05: 12:20
NellyBly Well I like #4, perfect photo of a fox. We're thinking of coming to host at Sylvan Lake, what do you think of that place?
NellyBly · 2009-05-05: 14:24
girafferacing What beautiful creatures - lovely set. I took a few fox photos in my parents' garden yesterday but nothing like these!
girafferacing · 2009-05-05: 15:22
lynnsgallery2 WOW WOW WOW!!! Marsha you did it again...OUTSTANDING shots of a beautiful animal. I can't pick a fav. I love them all :))
lynnsgallery2 · 2009-05-05: 16:28
JumiElla Fantastic shots! Super set!
JumiElla · 2009-05-05: 18:44
letrato great capture, how close were u?
letrato · 2009-05-05: 19:05
glennis Really great shots!
glennis · 2009-05-05: 22:12
LAZYWASP Fantastic...right place....time ....and ....person with the camera!!!
LAZYWASP · 2009-05-06: 03:20
Gripe Extraordinary, I love this post!!
Gripe · 2009-05-06: 05:10
somogyvari Rare and lovely moments on the photos. Great work!!!
somogyvari · 2009-05-06: 05:14
DancingDolphin What a great set! Last spring I also got to see a two small ones who had taken up residence under a cottage near ours... like yours they didn't seem to bothered as long as I stayed in the car. This doesn't seem like normal fox behavior however.
DancingDolphin · 2009-05-06: 09:10
hoshp Awesome shots. Hope the little ones in the drain pipe don't get drowned out. I like 4,5 &6. That little guy is so cute
hoshp · 2009-05-06: 19:12
kif123 it so cool to see foxes around houses!
kif123 · 2009-05-06: 22:17
catdad Anybody in the neighborhood missing their cat ?? Great shots of all. cd
catdad · 2009-05-07: 19:14
Kamykcz hehe great set. :)
Kamykcz · 2009-05-08: 07:34
mystic1 Wow great set, looks like they were posing for you
mystic1 · 2009-05-09: 04:11
????? Great set, i like 6.
????? · 2009-05-09: 10:47
????? Wonderful set. love 5 and 6!
????? · 2009-05-10: 20:17
????? I like your shots! And taken so close to the foxes then!
????? · 2009-06-15: 05:19
????? haha, Marsha, these are just great! Very rare to get to see the life in the day of a fox! I like seeing it near her den, and the last one too is just adorable.
????? · 2011-02-02: 08:46
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