More Fox Cub Portraits

The fox cubs are becoming more adventurous which means I hope to be getting a few more ‘action’ shots of them in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, I’ve been taking some portraits of them. These are generally posed at the top of some low steps so that I can angle the camera slightly upward. This makes the cub appear larger but also helps kill the background shrubs and trees.

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Portrait of an 11-12 week old fox cub, taken 21st May 2017.

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Fox cub taken on 27th May 2017.

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Two cubs, taken on 27th May

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Fox cub with just a little more background detail to give some idea of context.

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The final shot is a cub running across the garden, also taken on 27th May.

Camera note: firts four photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens. The final shot was taken with the EF 24-105 F4L IS USM which gives me more room to capture action and behaviour.


  1. Aurora J Stone May 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

    They are certainly growing up fast.

  2. derwandersmann May 30, 2017 at 4:35 am #

    Excellent shots, Paul ! They’re very healthy-looking.

  3. Darko Gedelovski June 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    What to say, you are so lucky to have them 🙂

  4. Words June 6, 2017 at 11:40 pm #

    Thanks all! They are real little foxes now, but still tiny compared with the adults. A couple of them are getting very confident and are starting to approach us when we go outside.