I was photographing Gray foxes yesterday, and decided to explore new areas to find different foxes. I didn’t find any other foxes, but came upon three skunks. I have never had the opportunity to photograph skunks before, so it was a a pleasant, and exciting experience. Mephitis mephitis, Palo Alto, CA
Last week I spent the day in Point Reyes, CA, and what a good day it was! I saw a coyote, plenty of cormorants, hawks, and tule elk. It’s always nice to get far away from home on a weekday, to refresh your brain. Hope you all enjoy the photos!
This photo is of a vixen gray fox and her kit. her pup is on the left and has been named midget for his small size. The vixen is called cute. I have been watching these foxes very closely for the past month, documenting them through photographs, and video.
These two foxes are part of a five year ongoing study, by the man who named these foxes; Bill Leikam. I recently met Bill, and have learned a great deal in the moments I have spent, speaking with him about gray foxes. I will have plenty more photos and hopefully some video soon, for your viewing pleasure. Hope you enoy!
Here is a link to Bill’s blog, about the gray foxes and other urban wildlife in the San Francisco, Bay Area.
Unfortunately the friendly nature of these gray foxes is often caused by people who may or may not know, not to feed wildlife. NEVER FEED WILDLIFE!!! It not only habituates the animals to humans, but can and does hurt the animals physically (look up angel wing, for ducks, as an example).
Yesterday I spent the day in Point Reyes, CA. I’ve been to Point Reyes a few times, but never really explored much of it. I spent the day hiking new trails, seeing new landscapes, and taking notes of areas I’d like to return to. The sun was setting, and I didn’t take many photos throughout the day, so I decided to take a last drive around, to see if anything was out and about. I then spotted these handsome fellows, to the left and pulled the car over. There were at least ten more elk around, but these guys were in a nice little group so I took advantage of the light, and situation.