Red Fox, (Vulpes vulpes)

One of my favourite wildlife photography subjects. As far as I am concerned there are two kinds of red fox, the urban fox, easy to approach and often so habituated to humans they can be literally touched and the wildly different country fox, which having been hunted and persecuted for thousands of years remains secretive and wild and requires time and patience to photograph. Following are a selection of both kinds of this wonderful animal.

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Urban fox in autumn leaves

Fox and mouse
Fox and mouse

An urban fox still retains her hunting abilities!

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Prowling, night shot urban fox

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Close up low angle fox coming very close in the night.

Urban fox
Urban fox

Close up urban fox feeding.

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Tasty

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Close up urban fox, a vixen habituated to human presence. Taking with a 70 to 200mm lens, lying on my belly in a city park.

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Urban fox going one way.

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Lick of the lips. Urban fox at night.