Red Fox at Sunrise, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
I’ve never sold myself as much of a wildlife photographer. I spend my days and nights hiking in the great outdoors in pursuit of art. Natural art. Seeking out great light and interesting subjects. My true passion is in the abstract. Though, I’m not sure I’ve posted more than a couple of those types of images here on my website. I should do something about that. On the other hand, I have posted quite a few on my Flickr Site.
Anyway….because I do spend so much of my time out hiking and exploring, it’s only natural that I come across wildlife from time to time. More times than not it’s usually whitetail deer. They’re about as plentiful as dogs around these parts and I rarely, if ever, bother taking any photos. On a recent trip down to Bombay Hook NWR I was blessed with a curious red fox that appeared before me just as the sun rose above the horizon, washing him and the landscape in the most glorious warm light. I dropped to the ground to get an eye level perspective (I actually had him looking down on me!)…as well as to eliminate my super long shadow in the foreground….and walked away with what I believe is one of my top 5 images of the year. I was so pleased with the result.