Archive for 'Canidae'

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

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 […]

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

I encountered quite a few 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 […]

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

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 […]

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

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 […]

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

Hokkaido Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. schrencki)

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 […]

Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus ssp. pictus)

Cape Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus ssp. pictus)

I had many incredible encounters with wild dogs during my stay in Okavango. One hunt went straight through the camp! Here you see a typical bonding behavior after a feeding. They made a kill the previous night, and at dawn I watched as they licked the last remains of the carcass accompanied with a wide […]

Southern Black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas ssp. mesomelas)

A wonderful moment where two siblings were close together as they were investigating my presence. Their mother was staying a bit out of sight as she had an injury in one of her legs. This meant that these two youngsters were left to their own devices and to find out what I had on offer […]

Southern Black-backed Jackal (Lupulella mesomelas ssp. mesomelas)

The jackal is an intelligent species that will exploit every available opportunity, and this one was assessing whether or not a human presence would be beneficial, and as such simply waited for whatever to unfold.⠀ ⠀ This was not the first one I encountered along the coast, just a bit further south of this location […]

Dhole (Cuon alpinus)

Wild and rare The national parks in India with a tiger population have almost all been rebranded and renamed a tiger reserve as in the public eye the tiger is the ultimate and iconic wild being that eclipses all. So even though this is a national park, the park is all about the tigers on […]

Dholes in the monsoon

The season of abundance Without rain this gorgeous landscape would have been brown, parched and bland, and the watchful dhole (Cuon alpinus) almost impossible to see unless moving. During the monsoon it has become a beautiful garden with flowers and fresh shoots from all the plant species residing here. I have previously avoided visiting during […]

Dhole (Cuon alpinus)

In the dry season the dholes would blend perfectly with the withered plants, but in the monsoon they stick out clearly. An endangered species that is currently surviving in isolated pockets. The dholes hold an important role of the environment, and their presence is vital to keep the balance. They are thriving here in Nagarhole, […]

Crab-eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous)

The nocturnal activities are as amazing and diverse as the diurnal, and this my first and sighting of a crab-eating fox during my stay at Fazenda San Fransico. Also called common fox, common zorro, forest fox and savannah fox. Aperture: ƒ/6.3 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 700mm ISO: 5000 Shutter speed: 1/250 s