May 14, 2013

Red Fox, Canada

Photograph by Todd Mintz, My Shot

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Heading to the Canadian Arctic on the shores of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, I had one day in Churchill before we would catch a small plane to the remote cabins on the tundra to photograph polar bears. A friend and I borrowed a local truck and toured around the Churchill area looking at the historic sites and watching for polar bears. As we drove past the massive grain terminal I spotted this hybrid red fox hunting among the piping. He paused, very comfortable with our presence, and posed for me—as interested in us as we were in it. —Todd Mintz

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58 comments
Ina Bliss
Ina Bliss

and "scientists" actually look at the symmetry of zillions of insects, fish, birds and animals, with every single hair, feather, scale and cell in its right place, and have the nerve to label it "evolution" from the brainless Amoeba...

Kevin Hutchinson
Kevin Hutchinson

Beautiful shot, he has the look of a cross fox with a dominant red fox in him.  I have pictures of a family of foxes whose vixen was a silver fox and father was a red.  Their kits were black with brown in them.

Denise Aulie
Denise Aulie

Incredible contrast - yellow/grey.  Catches the eye,  as does this foxes gaze.  Taking such a great photo amid pipes makes me realize, once again, that there are photo ops....everywhere.   Thank you for this image.

Ashton W.
Ashton W.

great one, looks like the fox saw something there.

water bird
water bird

i keep glancing back at this posting.  I find the composition so entrancing.  the colors, lighting ,forms...the fox and life perched on the metal, with some hint of grassland infront . everything providing subtle contrasts yet, all united thru the  matching nuances of the color scheme. 

Shannon T
Shannon T

What a beautiful animal! The fox sitting on the pipes just makes it stand out even more. Fantastic that it's looking right at the camera. Well done Todd.

Ebonie Drine
Ebonie Drine

I love this photo cause you got a tiny little fox in the photo. this is a VERY GOOD PHOTO.

orange Doctor
orange Doctor

I LIKE THIS PHOTO .Thx Todd .thx for ur story.

Jill Dunphy-Hanns
Jill Dunphy-Hanns

Great photo! He's looking very intently at you with a slight curiosity, his right ear is cocked a bit listening. Beautiful!

pala lechat
pala lechat

He is thinking to himself, "I wonder if those furless things can think? Nah, if they could they clearly wouldn't be driving around, wearing clothes and stuff. They'd be sitting in a composed state like me, the clever fox."

K. Munro
K. Munro

The fox has a serious, no foolishness look....like that. I too am not sure this is a "hybrid fox" as I've seen foxes with many color variations.

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly

Red foxes come in a variety of color phases, some very dark, so I am not convinced that this is a "hybrid red fox."

CoShane Rich
CoShane Rich

this is a cool photo that th fox is looking at the camera.Also the fox is sitting all most in the middle of the photo. 

Mallory K
Mallory K

I like how the fox is sitting on the tunnels. Also I like how you got the picture.

Ramsay Nike
Ramsay Nike

AWSOME photo. I like how the fox is red instead of gray. I wonder how you got the fox to look at you?

Ayisha Christmas
Ayisha Christmas

I really like this photo. The fox almost looks like it could be a house pet because it looks so calm. I have never got that close to any animal excepting cats and dogs. How did you get so close?


B. slender man
B. slender man

This photo is amazing because you got the fox. And the way you got it on something.

Tabitha Sage
Tabitha Sage

COOL PHOTO!!!!!!!  The fox is very colorful. Is the fox on pipes? 

Aidan Nunook
Aidan Nunook

Amazing photo, I really liked how you got up close to the fox, and that the fox is actually staring into the camera. Also, how in the world did you not startle the fox.

Bodell Cougars
Bodell Cougars

The fox is so cute, I've always wanted a pet fox like on "Fox and the Hound" It's funny how you found a fox while you were looking for polar bears.

Gracee Softball
Gracee Softball

This Photo is awesome! I really like the plants in front of the fox. Also I like how the whole background is the tubes.

seth basketball
seth basketball

It is cool how you zoomed up on the picture. We got a better view of the fox.

Cason Purell
Cason Purell

Awesome photo. I wish we had some ones like that where I am from. I wonder how much one will cost?


Quintino Raiderfan
Quintino Raiderfan

I like how the fox fur is orangeish and how the face looks. The lines on top of the eyes look like eyebrows.

delbert knightman
delbert knightman

REALLY!!! awesome picture and that the fox is looking at the camera and a good fox color.

Justin Herobrine
Justin Herobrine

The red fox looks really big and scary in this picture. I wonder how he got the fox to look at him.

matthew s.
matthew s.

DANG, nice photo, is the fox tamed? Or did you get the photo of the fox while it wasn't paying attention?

Chris Dock
Chris Dock

@Ina Bliss beauty is truth. truth is beauty. evolution, is a beautiful, mind-bogglingly complex and intricate process. ignorance, on the other hand, is quite ugly.

pala lechat
pala lechat

Or, he/she is thinking, "where are its ears?"

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