Fox Cubs in the Sunshine

A beautiful sunny weekend has brought the young fox cubs (now 11-12 weeks old) out to play. I spotted them early Saturday evening (photographs taken through a window), and then again this evening (where I managed to get outside to join them). Their mother, the vixen, was lurking on both occasions; and both times called the cubs to retreat with her. Luckily, a couple of them returned shortly afterwards. Naughty cubs 😉

Enough preamble… here is a small taste of the fox cubs in sunshine…

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Two of the cubs at the top of the steps at the rear of the garden

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Young fox cub bird watching (a magpie had just flown overhead).

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Got some great night portraits tonight. Will share those soon!

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


  1. derwandersmann May 22, 2017 at 5:43 am #

    Excellent shots, Paul! The sunlight makes such a difference!

  2. Darko Gedelovski May 22, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    Beautiful 🙂

  3. Aurora J Stone May 23, 2017 at 5:52 am #

    These are wonderful, especially ‘Lounging’, which is a super portrait study.

  4. Words May 29, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    Thanks all! Some portraits on the way very soon, I think… but they are getting much bolder so I can barely keep up!