June 27, 2013

Fennec Fox, Morocco

Photograph by Francisco Mingorance

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The fennec, or desert fox, is a canine mammal species of the genus Vulpes, which inhabits the Sahara Desert and Arabia. This is the smallest species of the family Canidae.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Have photos of your own travels you would like to submit? Enter today!


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98 comments
Rosemary Stockwell Stockwell
Rosemary Stockwell Stockwell

Love this little creatures face--I have this photo as my wallpaper at present, makes me smile every time I see the determined expression on that adorable face......

Tess Kherlyn
Tess Kherlyn

i hope this little fox are not alone......

Michelle Pino
Michelle Pino

I like this little one. My Brother has been to morocco.

J REIDY
J REIDY

I would like to find out about using this image. Who do I contact? 

Autumn Domsch
Autumn Domsch

ah! that is just to cute. You deserved to win photo of the day!

M. Hay
M. Hay

Absolutely adorable!

Zoey M
Zoey M

so adorable . I want one

vitor franco
vitor franco

Absolutely fascinating !!!!!.......Did you helped the animal in any way given the terrible weather and the desert conditions of surviving it to overcome??? Some water   ????...... Very beautiful picture and with a very emotional message !!!!!.....Congratulations !!

Jacqui Thompson
Jacqui Thompson

Absolutely extraordinary - both the fox and the photograph which tells a story of endurance in a harsh environment.  Unforgettable, thank you Francisco Mingorance!

Ge Sun
Ge Sun

So Cute !!!! I can't stop smiling!

Marianne Yee
Marianne Yee

I adore this picture!Looks like Mr Fox is smiling..and is my new desktop!

Mako Tamura
Mako Tamura

Oh, She is so lovely. Her smile makes me happy.

Matt Kahane
Matt Kahane

Fantastic photo!  Is there a wallpaper version available?

Samin Rumpai
Samin Rumpai

very professional to take an animal that was running in the arid desert.

exquisite

Sur Pan
Sur Pan

I just can't stop myself to looking at this picture...

Mairead K.
Mairead K.

Beautiful animal! And so adorable! Captured at the perfect moment.

As a high school student with a passion for photography I always turn to National Geographic for inspiration. My work can be found here: http://maireadkahn.wordpress.com/

William Powhida
William Powhida

les oreilles sont trop grandes, mais c'est mignonne.  Excusez-moi, mon Francaise est tres, tres mavaise.

Hadj Keddari
Hadj Keddari

it's not in Morocco , it's in Algeria Sahara , and the fennec is the symbol of Algeria Teams !!!

Issam Maghribi
Issam Maghribi

@Hadj Keddari  

wash bi a wjeh sewa....les fennecs sont des animaux dial sahara, pas seulement dial l'algérie, a weld lmotakhalifa

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