Foxy

How exciting is this for the first time in my life to see a fox in the wild?! You may know how much I love animals, so you might imagine I was over-the-moon delighted to come across this while we were in Cavendish, PEI this weekend! And it gets better! We drove to the end of the park with a view to the red cliffs along the ocean, and when we returned, there were *two* foxes sitting on either side of a bike path!

Since this location was only about 3 minutes from the cabin where we were staying, we returned again the next afternoon, and there were *three*! I'll post that picture in my second album just for the joy of the moment!

While on PEI, I got photos of squirrels & a chipmunk as we walked a trail from the homestead site of Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote Anne of Green Gables to the house upon which her stories were based. Later we drove by a llama farm, but in my excitement, I forgot to focus my camera!

In all, the trip was amazing...we filled every minute and I didn't think it was possible, but over that weekend, the fall color went from "starting to change" to a blanket to orange, red & gold! Everyone commented on it; it was awesome! And I have before (Saturday) & after (Monday) pictures to prove it! What a spectacular way to end the summer visit!
How cool is that!! I'd be so excited if I got to see one of these beautiful creatures! Amazing shot of him!
posted October 11th, 2011  
Oh, you lucky thing!!! He's beautiful (or she). Fave
posted October 11th, 2011  
OMG! The light in this is perfect, and you captured him beautifully! I'm so jealous that you got to see him in person!
posted October 11th, 2011  
Gorgeous Louise! Love how the light brings out the coat colour. We are so lucky to see these in the wild where I live. Sounds a great end to your break.
posted October 11th, 2011  
Awesome capture,how cool!!
posted October 11th, 2011  
They are such beautiful creatures. We used to have a fox that hung around the house in Illinois quite often! Though he was quite the bashful type so I never got a good photo of him. Beautiful shot Louise!
posted October 11th, 2011  
What great luck!! Very nice. Lovely colors.
posted October 11th, 2011  
A fav. we saw one last sunday when we were horse-riding. Unfortunatly the poor fox was trapped in a cage. There're too many where we are and hunters are killing them. This makes me feel so sad, I wish I would have been able to freed him.
posted October 11th, 2011  
WOW! What a great shot. Beautiful fox and beautiful light too...
posted October 11th, 2011  
Oh, how beautiful!
posted October 11th, 2011  
Beautiful Capture Louise.
posted October 11th, 2011  
Wow!! What a gorgeous creature.
posted October 11th, 2011  
Oh, he's beautiful! Glad he/she is staying around for lovely photo's!
posted October 11th, 2011  
An amazing image and beautiful post.
posted October 11th, 2011  
Wow, this is an awesome close up shot of the fox. Your trip to PEI sounds wonderful, full of great experiences and opportunities! :)
posted October 11th, 2011  
Awesome capture! I'm so glad that you had a great time in PEI! Everyone I know who's been there just raves about the place. Some day, we'll make it there too!
posted October 12th, 2011  
What an amazing closeup, beautiful.
posted October 12th, 2011  
and so close up too! It sure sounds like you're having an amazing time!! That's so great to hear!
posted October 12th, 2011  
And they are so beautiful in their color, and of course their furry tails.
posted October 12th, 2011  
what a fabulous capture - I'd love to see a fox
posted October 12th, 2011  
What a beautiful photo! Such a close up, so clear!
posted October 12th, 2011  
Oh my gosh ~ what a fantastic capture!! S/he looks so at ease and unconcerned about you being so close. What a beauty! Excellent shot!
posted October 12th, 2011  
Wow!
posted October 12th, 2011  
Oh, wow - that's awesome! FAV!
posted October 12th, 2011  
Louise this is a perfect shot. I just love the animal pictures.
posted October 12th, 2011  
@maggie2 I wonder how often our thoughts turn to one another as we take certain pictures! I saw my opportunity to photograph the foxes up close and I thought of you and your wonderful lion and tiger pictures. This is such a favorite http://365project.org/maggie2/365/2011-10-07 (among many!)
posted October 12th, 2011  
@clarissajohal @Buccigrossi @grahamdeller @bobg @parisouaillers @tiiti67 @cglist @maggie2 @tabbycat Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking this little guy to heart as I did!
posted October 12th, 2011  
What a beautiful shot. Congratulations on bagging your first fox.
posted October 12th, 2011  
Stunning!
posted October 12th, 2011  
I can feel your excitment when I read your story hear...you got yourself a great picture of this beautiful fox. he looks like he was just posing for you...his eyes and face expression are awesome.
posted October 13th, 2011  
OMG, sounds like they were multiplying like ...bunnies. Such a perfect photo. I can just feel the warm sun on it's fur - the shadows are just right.
posted October 13th, 2011  
Awesome! And a great shot too!
posted October 13th, 2011  
Coool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted October 13th, 2011  
Beautiful portrait...that is one healthy-looking animal.
posted October 14th, 2011  
Great shot. Beautiful fox and great light.
posted October 15th, 2011  
Wow, this is fabulous! How did I miss it? I had a family of foxes in my yard this past spring, and I have grown to be very fond of foxes---so pretty and a delight to watch.
posted October 15th, 2011  
How cool! What a great shot of him. He is so cute.
posted October 16th, 2011  
gorgeous portrait of this magnificent animal, Louise! I often see fox, but am always thrilled ...
posted October 17th, 2011  
Marvellous!
posted June 5th, 2012  
This is just fantastic!......WOW Brilliant capture!! : )
posted June 16th, 2012  
Awesome fox shot. Where did you stay in PEI? Cabin cost? We spent two weeks there then we went to NS for two weeks I was lucky enough to get a couple fox shots in the fall this year here on the cape one looks just like this only sitting the opposite direction. http://365project.org/sailingmusic/nature-shots/2012-02-25
posted July 9th, 2012  
@sailingmusic We stayed in Cavendish at the Cavendish lodge and cabins just down the road from the Green Gables home. The weekend was a package deal with 3 meals a day included for Friday night and the weekend to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. It cost $340, which was a heck of a nice deal as one of the dinners was lobster and another, a full Thanksgiving turkey dinner! We'd go back in a minute! Glad you got to experience so much up here, too!
posted July 9th, 2012  
@sailingmusic The $340 was for the two of us... Nice for a weekend of dinisg and sightseeing, too!
posted July 9th, 2012  
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