Fox Cubs Enjoying the Summer

The cubs have been amazing, especially as the evenings have lengthened and the sun has beaten down. Here is a selection of shots taken over the past week. It’s a tiny sample of the hours I’ve spent outside with them.

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There are four regular visitors, though a fifth is somewhere around

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Fox cub with golf ball

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The young male cub enjoying a mighty yawn

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Lurking in the ivy – she was literally about foot behind me

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The young male again

This little female fox cub is the friendliest of the group

One of the cubs on the wood pile of garden cuttings

A very pretty shot of the little vixen

Fox cub eye

Yes, a close-up.

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Last one tonight, two of the cubs (the vixen and what I think is the second male cub – he has a magnificent black brush) arguing – as they do

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM or EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens.


  1. derwandersmann June 20, 2017 at 4:55 am #

    Lovely shots, Paul … you’ve certainly built a relationship with them, and you seem to have quite a little colony.

    • Words June 20, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

      Charles, there seem to be four regulars at the moment, thought a fifth is around occasionally.

  2. Aurora J Stone June 20, 2017 at 5:47 am #

    Lovely shots. This little band certainly has grown up. It has been wonderful to watch their progress. Something happy during a time of gloom and grief. Thank you.

    • Words June 20, 2017 at 11:55 pm #

      Thanks Aurora. They are certainly growing up fast. It will be interesting to see how things work out in the autumn when they start competing for territory with the adults.

  3. Darko June 21, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

    They are very adorable and even though still young, you can tell they will be nice looking foxes as grown ups 🙂