Jump Foxy Jump

This amazing foxy photo was captured by photographer Richard Peters and was recently commended in the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The Atlantic posted a few of their favourites, including this one, with a mesmerising description of how it was captured:

Photographer Richard Peters sat in his car and from a distance watched the fox hunting, just enjoying the performance. He was in Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming, and there was snow on the ground. The fox was listening for rodents under the snow, then leaping high to pounce down on the unsuspecting prey. It was too far away to photograph, and so when it disappeared and suddenly reappeared, on a snow bank level with the car window, Richard was taken by surprise. “It was already in pounce position, and I barely had time to lift the camera before it leapt up into the air almost clean out of my field of view. I managed to get a sequence of the leap, but I love this quirky image best, which gives a real sense of just how high these wonderful animals can jump.”

Makes you appreciate how much patience must be required to be a professional wildlife photographer! And just how much magic you would see.

Richard Peters jumping fox
COLOURlovers Jump Foxy Jump

This photo provided inspiration for a new pallet of wintery colours – a lovely combination of icey blues and creamy browns.

>>> This is post 28 of the 31 I’ll be writing for Blogtoberfest 2012 <<<


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