12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fox posed on a downed tree

It's shots like this that really keep me in the pursuit of great and engaging wildlife imagery. Sometimes it can be weeks before a camera trap produces any images of critters, and it can sometimes be months before the right amount of luck brings all the components together for a usable shot. I had been working this fox for a few weeks with nothing more to show than a few hundred shots of fox butt in the rain, I kept changing camera angles and strobe positions, wiping my lens every moment between, before weather broke and I finally got this shot of her facing the camera.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Aleknagik, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Jason Ching