Red Fox...

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Taylor Smith

This is stunning...

Laura Robinson

This is such a gentle photograph, you captured her anguish which is a difficult, but important thing to see as the viewer. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, well said.

Allen Woodliffe

A terrific shot, Wesley, and an excellent message to go along with it. Its fur coat looks quite good, so the injury must have been quite recent. Perhaps it will heal and the animal will be able to survive as spring arrives soon (hopefully).

This weekend was wonderful. To spend time in nature is a beautiful thing but sometimes it can also be sad. I was happy to see this beautiful red fox come out of the bush and to capture her is such amazing light but once she was out we could see the pain and sadness in her eyes. She came out of the bush and we all noticed the limp! She was injured and it brought a tear to my eye! Once she got closer I noticed her front leg which she was avoiding putting pressure on was quite injured and the back leg had a large gash out of it. I think she was either hit by a car recently or in a battle with another animal. This is nature but I am sensitive and find it really hard to see animals in pain. This almost made me break down and cry! Life in the wild can be just that, wild. Injuries happen all the time to animals both from nature and from man. I have noticed since getting into wildlife photography that I drive much slower and notice many more of the small things and details. Driving slower is one way we can help to protect all the beautiful animals. Accidents do happen but if we all drive a little slower and keep our eyes open for animals we can help to reduce the number of animals roadside casualties. Thanks for reading and viewing and feel free to like, comment or share. ©2014 - Wesley Liikane - Cowboy with a Camera
Taken By
Wesley Liikane
Taken On
March 23, 2014
red fox
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Focal: 400
  • Shutter speed: 0.0008 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6
  • ISO: 500

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