• Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Taken: 4 February, 2020 05:07
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 s

I encountered several red foxes during my days in Hokkaido, but was surprised to see so many of them injured in various ways.

One had a damaged front leg and was limping. Many had a tail with sores and little hair due to mites. These hairless-tailed foxes strangely enough had normal skin and fur on the rest of their bodies. This one seems perfectly healthy, but take a look at the last image and you see what a dismal tale it has. Can only imagine the itch and the terrible frozen state it must be in.

This individual was clearly aware of me, yet continued onward undeterred to whatever its goal was. This one had one of the most healthy looking tails.

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 s

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