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forestgnome
07-20-2008, 08:24 PM
I was laying down in the trail photographing alpine goldenrod at treeline on Mt. Adams when this fox appeared out of the fog...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/adamsjuly19-8.jpg





She saw me and turned to run, then looked at me again, then she just stayed. I coaxed her toward me a little way then she sat down for a few minutes. I had my small lens on, not my wildlife lens, but she was only 15' away.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/adamsjuly19-7.jpg




She stayed until the sound of approaching hikers scared her into the brush.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/adamsjuly19-6.jpg




happy trails :)

Steve M
07-20-2008, 08:42 PM
Beautiful shots of a beautiful animal. You've got a gift.

KD Talbot
07-20-2008, 10:18 PM
Now you're a fox magnet you wild and crazy guy!

KDT

Brad
07-21-2008, 05:38 AM
Amazing. You coax her to come closer. Then she poses for photographs. Very nice.

KathyC
07-21-2008, 06:17 AM
Beautiful shots of a beautiful animal. You've got a gift.

I agree, he def. has a gift.

Bretton Woods Brat
07-21-2008, 08:10 AM
So special...

Mike D
07-21-2008, 10:34 AM
I wonder if foxes venture above treeline other than to seek out human-introduced food. I doubt they have any reason to go much higher than in these photos unless there is a building that serves hotdogs.

KD Talbot
07-21-2008, 11:03 AM
The main food source of the fox is rodents which can be found in abundance above tree-line as a quick check of the pantry in the Obs will demonstrate. Thus the need for Marty's services.

KDT

M_Six
07-21-2008, 08:51 PM
Look at that tail. Beautiful. :cool:

Great pics. The fox that visits me will bolt at the slightest movement.

forestgnome
07-21-2008, 10:09 PM
It was a special experience. Every wildlife experience is a gift.

happy trails :)