Location & Date: Toronto, Ontario | 2015
Camera Set-Up: Nikon D800 w/ 200-400mm @ 360mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250th
Jill and I were fortunate to find a fox den in suburban Toronto, thanks to the help of a good friend, and spent every moment we could over a two month span documenting the incredible – and unique – behaviour of this family in its urban setting. Both of us being supporters of and advisers to the Wild Cities initiative, this fox den was a rare glance into their work in action, giving us the chance to watch wild animals successfully adapt to their surroundings. It was also a lesson in how we, as their neighbours, can live in harmony with urban wildlife. Though how the fox family utilized den sites was far different than, say, foxes we’ve observed in the Rockies, what remained a constant was the fox’s love of play and the pure joy they would express whenever a parent or kit would return after an absence. I hope this image captures that joy I was so lucky to witness and document.