Silver Fox

Silver Fox, Mount Rainier, WashingtonThe silver fox is actually just a black variant of the red fox. Back in the day, their pelts were the most highly sought after by nobles in Russia, Western Europe and China. They get the nickname of silver fox because of all the white at the tips of their hair follicles. This particular silver fox was foraging amongst the alpine wildflowers late one rainy afternoon on Mount Rainer in Washington.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/320th of a second

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  1. Rick Derevan August 8, 2017 at 1:37 am #

    A beauty!

    • Sean Crane August 9, 2017 at 12:50 am #

      Thanks Rick. I do love the elegance of foxes. Still need to track down one of this kit/swift foxes.

  2. Peter Butterfield August 8, 2017 at 6:49 am #

    —– Melanistic guy
    —– Clever and cunning as well
    —– A fox through and through .

  3. Peter Butterfield August 8, 2017 at 7:08 am #

    —– Now is the time to
    —– Use wit against a sea of
    —– Trouble and endure .

    • Sean Crane August 9, 2017 at 12:50 am #

      Always a good day when you get a Butterfield double shot.

  4. Sue August 8, 2017 at 10:53 am #

    What a beauty your silver fox is, Sean. I love that he stands in a field of green, sprinkled with colorful confetti!

    • Sean Crane August 9, 2017 at 12:51 am #

      Thanks Sue. I wish I had gone a bit wider on this one to capture more of those alpine wildflowers.