Spring is always an exciting time for wildlife photographers as it is when animals start having their young. So far this spring I have been lucky to photograph two separate fox families. One of which has two red parents and the other den has a red mother (vixen) and silver dad (dog). Fox kits have become one of my favourite subjects to photograph due to their charisma, and playfulness. Watching their dedicated parents care for them is also very endearing, providing their young with an endless buffet of rodents. Finding the dens is never an easy task. When you know of den sites from previous years sometimes they choose not to use them and look for a new place to raise their kits, then you’re back to square one. When finding an active den in use, it is always very exciting, but important to give them space. If you ever find a den, keep a distance and let them get used to you. Once they no longer feel that you are a possible threat, the photographing opportunities are endless.
I currently live in Riverview, NB and have my whole life. I have been passionate about wildlife photography for quite a few years. When I was a child I would frequently ask for disposable cameras to take photos of whatever critter I could find out in my backyard, or 9 times out of 10, my cat. I’d get these images developed and printed and keep them in an album to later look back on. I have always enjoyed taking photos, and it always seemed to be of animals. This theme has been consistent throughout my life, and led me to pursue photographing PEI’s wonderful foxes and their kits.
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