19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Young red foxes learning to defend themselves

A family of red foxes appeared near the wooded outskirts of urban neighborhood outside Lexington, Kentucky. The kits enjoyed romping and learning how to fend for themselves before being abandoned by their weary mother. These two siblings often could be seen play-fighting near the strip of woods where they were born and raised.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Jerry Schureman