Sunny Saturday with Pretty Vixen

The pretty vixen showed up yesterday afternoon, out enjoying the sunshine. When she first appeared she was relaxed and friendly, though became quite excitable when a male fox briefly showed up (he successfully evaded he camera and only showed his face for a couple of seconds). These are some shots of Pretty.

fox walking

Pretty Vixen comes down the garden

She sat around and explored different corners.

fox sitting

Pretty Vixen sitting in the sunshine

fox standing near trail camera

Standing near the trail camera

fox relaxing

Pretty Vixen relaxing

Those shots were in the early part of the afternoon. She was back again later as the sun sank in the sky producing some rich red light.

Vixen sitting

Pretty Vixen in the late afternoon light

portrait of a vixen

A portrait

fox walking through grass

She finally tired of the company and made her way off.

portrait of a fox

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. der Wandersmann February 19, 2018 at 4:56 am #

    An excellent collection of shots, Paul! That last one is a knockout! Is it a crop?

    • Words February 19, 2018 at 11:17 pm #

      Full-frame! She’s very comfortable with us around (which is great as she’s pregnant so we should have cubs coming to visit in the next two or three months).

  2. Aurora J Stone February 19, 2018 at 5:58 am #

    These are stunning photos, of course it helps to have a knockout subject as you have in Pretty Vixen.

    • Words February 19, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

      Aurora, there’s a male following her around (I spotted him tonight), and she’s showing clear signs of carrying cubs.It’s looks like we could have another good year with them.

  3. Darko February 21, 2018 at 1:31 am #

    She lives up to her name 🙂

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