Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas Fox

I am posting a few more images from the three visits I made to my local Nature Reserve at Brockholes Preston in the few days prior to Christmas. It was a wonderful experience to see some beautiful wintry scenery and all very close to home . Very often we don't realise that beauty is all around us and constantly delights us through the seasons.
This Winter so far has been very special giving us a taste of real winter weather throughout the country .It has provided many opportunities to observe Nature at it's most severe yet at the same time at it's most beautiful and I hope I have managed to convey some of that beauty in the images I have shown.
The final images of the fox were a wonderful Christmas present. I came upon this hunting fox unexpectedly at the edge of woodland as I was returning home and of course the photographic gear was in my rucksack !! I retreated back into the woodland to reassemble the tripod and camera and found that the fox was still preoccupied with looking for prey. This enabled me to quietly observe and photograph this beautiful animal over the next ten minutes. I was very well pleased with the results from the camera in capturing this close encounter with a hunting fox in the snow. It was a wonderful way to end these Christmas visits to my local Nature Reserve.


  1. Looks like you managed another one of those special days Brian with some great results. Well done. Capturing that fox without disturbing it must have had you on pins. Triffic.

  2. Ahhhh....two posts on the same day Brian, no wonder I thought I was a little behind with your blogging.

    Great photography and a good read too as always, a delight to view.

  3. All cracking photos Brian, but that 1st fox photo really catches the eye, what an outstanding photo of a wonderful encounter, very nicely done & what an Xmas treat.

    Seasons greetings to you & yours Brian.


    Cliff Raby

  4. Beautiful pictures and blog.
    Greetings from Berit.

  5. Love the fox, Brian. I remember that you said that you had photographed one so I thought I'd have a look. Gorgeous light from the snow.