• Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 3 February, 2020 08:39
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s

I had quite a few red fox encounters in Hokkaido, and this one went straight through a group of red-crowned cranes. It was not in great shape as it limped, due to what seemed like an injury to its left front paw or leg.

The cranes weren’t much disturbed by this omnivore, but did pay attention to it. The cranes are after all huge compared to the fox, with a wingspan of up to 250 cm (8 ft 2 in) and height of up to 158 cm (5 ft 2 in), and have a dagger like beak they can inflict serious damage with.

Finding food with an injury like this makes that much harder for the fox to find food other than from human garbage or dead animals. It had no intention of sticking around the cranes and hurriedly moved straight through the groups of cranes, with a clear indication of deep frustration expressed by some big “yawns”.

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 900
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s

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