Taken: February 2015
Sometimes, you just get lucky. I was taking photos right after we had snow in Tennessee. I was just trying to capture the snow on the trees and the feeling of the fresh snowfall. I shot several photos of the side of the property. This time of year, with leaves off of the trees, I can see the road along our property and the neighbor’s yard across the road clearly.
After I had taken several photos—record shots to document the snow, I put the camera down. It was then that I saw the fox. He was trotting down the road and then crossed up into my neighbor’s yard and disappeared through a fence and into the woods across the road. He was heavily blocked by tree branches and was quickly out of sight before I could focus and get a shot of him. It was a neat experience to see his red coat against the white snow, and I was disappointed that I had not gotten a photo.
It was not until I was reviewing the photos later that day that I realized that the fox had “bombed” one of my photos before I had seen him. I have enlarged and cropped the photo to enhance the fox. The photo certainly is not show quality, but I like it.
Photographs © 2015 Jeff Richmond
Red fox “phoho bombs” one of my snow pictures.