Urban foxes

Urban

foxes

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

When we’re finishing our daily routines and beginning to wind down for the evening foxes are emerging from their daytime dens and retreats. These carnivores not only survive, but thrive in our cities mostly unnoticed by their human neighbours. In the urban environment they live a mainly nocturnal life but can be seen at sunset and as the first light of the day peeks over the horizon.

No other native British mammal divides opinion as much as the red fox. Many see them as vermin and a nuisance but in my opinion we should be proud to have them live alongside us. It’s an absolute privilege to able to watch and photograph these beautiful animals.

Foxes are part of the Canidae family but also share many characteristics with cats. They have retractable claws, slender bodies, long sensitive whiskers and vertically oriented pupils that allow them to see in low light. They’re very agile allowing them to navigate through the urban environment with ease. They even hunt in the same manner by stalking and pouncing on their prey.

Urban foxes are hands down are my favourite wild animals to photograph. Their beauty and charisma set against man made build up environments packed full of colour, texture and variety creates endless photographic possibilities.

This is my largest project to date and the one I’m most proud of. I have clocked up countless hours in pursuit of the portfolio I have managed to put together. Tenacity has paid off and given me some of my most treasured wildlife experiences.

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