I had quite a few red fox encounters in Hokkaido, and this one is heading towards 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.

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 1800
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

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