19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Symmetrical Play

This shot became playfully symmetric as the foxes exhibited some symmetrical play. They both kicked up their back legs at the same time, the head of the one centering perfectly aligned with the front legs of the other, their bodies fanning out in opposite directions. A very lucky visual balance was created. The background desert floor is a chalky grey pre-sunrise, and golden hour light begins to accent the subjects.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Dugway, Utah, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Brian Clopp