Red, White and Blue

While those three colors represent the flag of the United States of America, they are also the three main colors in today's image.

We had the opportunity to come across a few different red foxes while we were out in the Tetons.  This one was the most entertaining to watch.  We got to watch this guy run, roll, play and bury himself in the snow for several minutes before he escaped into his den.

One of the reasons we even got the opportunity to shoot this guy was because of scouting we had done earlier in the week.  We had received some information from some local sources that there were a few red foxes in the area of the Shane Cabin.  On one of our days before the workshop started we went to investigate.  After cruising up and down the road to the Shane Cabin a few times, we finally spotted two foxes along a hillside.  We watched them and decided that they must have a den in the area.  Sure enough after watching them for a bit we saw them disappear into the den.  This was helpful for a few reasons.  First, we knew where to bring the workshop group to photograph them and second, we could photograph them in better light.  The first day we spotted them it was pretty grey and nasty.

Aperture-priority, 1/1,250 sec, f/8, ISO 400, Compensation: +1

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The scouting and planning paid off here.  The workshop group all got great shots of this fox.  And, even better, in much better light than we did a few days before.

This image was made using my Nikon D500 and Tamron 150-600mm G2 Lens.