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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A young fox with mange in our backyard

While I was taking bird photos out my bedroom window this fox appeared in our backyard. It was obviously covered in mange and moving slow. While I was taking pictures, it heard the camera shutter and suddenly looked right at me. Its eyes showed its suffering but also the soul of a fighter. I’ll never know what happened to this little fox but I hope it survived.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Copyright: © Rebecca Kays