Monday, 14 October 2013

Foxy Face

Southern Africa has a couple of interesting canids to see when you are on safari. Besides plenty of Black-backed Jackals, the rare Side-striped Jackal and the funky-looking Bat-Eared Fox...there's also the Cape Fox (Vulpes Chama). This is our only true fox species, and they are beautiful and great fun to photograph.

Later this year I will be headed back to one of my favourite parks with my family - the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari desert. We will be going right in time to hopefully see many dens of Cape Foxes with the young ones playing about energetically. This particular kit was sitting in a slight drizzle right outside its den, and also right beside the road. I used my telephoto lens and went in for a tight portrait.

Techs:
Nikon D3s
Nikkor 500mm f4 VR-II
1.4x teleconverter
f5.6  |  1/500 SS  |  ISO-1000
Exposure Bias +0.7 

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I hope you enjoyed this one. Have a great week, friends!

Morkel Erasmus

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