ArizonaGriz14 PRO
ArizonaGriz14

Fox_002



Views

6900

Likes

Awards

Top Shot Award
Runner Up in Wildlife Portraits Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Wildlife Portraits Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2
Member Selection Award
Contest Finalist in Living Creatures Photo Contest
Featured
Contest Finalist in The Battle Of Professionals Photo Contest
  View more
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
Top Choice
Superb Composition
Magnificent Capture
Hood elmirvalley Mommahasko edlindquist RRock1 JHammPhotography Navar79 +77
Outstanding Creativity
Meb3269 Ncleymans Mariadelina Amandaroberts7 eleazarparedes AllenHrenyk suzannepicardlebel +24
All Star
DalvikPhotography embas selvakkumar williambaer lisaladouceur Carolle kkat +23
Superior Skill
SteBil30 barrycheeseman StavruDaniel sylviawesttaylor WildSidePhotography prekob316 BjCanoutas +12
Genius
barbaramillesrobinson Mgroleau synergySB52 davidtomkins TonyBadwyArt benanthony jlappen +7
Virtuoso
Basciano_Photography deletephotography Treecy lizziemellis SergiyUs michaelatkinson_5804 DWOZ +1

Emotions

Impressed
Susanphoto MichaelPP glendacox

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
Expressive Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Expressive Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Minimalist Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Minimalist Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Animal Eye Photo Contest vol1Top 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Animal Eye Photo Contest vol1Top 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class week 1
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 20 class
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wildlife Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class
Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Shallow Depth Of Field Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Isolating The Subject Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Animal Kingdom Photo ContestTop 10 class
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 36Top 10 class
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 36Top 10 class week 1
Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
In the Center Photo ContestTop 10 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 class week 1
Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
In the Center Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
In the Center Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 1
Evocative Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class
Evocative Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Evocative Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Evocative Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Living Creatures Photo ContestTop 20 class
Living Creatures Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Living Creatures Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
42 Comments | Report
Roussou
 
Roussou June 01, 2016
Beautiful
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 June 22, 2016
You couldn't ask for a finer pose!
The fur looks like it's been brushed and blow dried just for the shot.
first class shot
Congratulations!
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 June 24, 2016
Another High 5!
I'm excited for you and this Awesome shot!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 24, 2016
Amazing capture! Congrats.
SettingSky PRO+
 
SettingSky August 20, 2016
This is the most beautiful fox portrait I have yet to see. Exceptional photo!
sandramurphy_0751
 
sandramurphy_0751 September 14, 2016
Just amazing, looks like she or he just had a bath
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography September 15, 2016
Absolutely beautiful!
Irene_van_Nunen
 
Irene_van_Nunen September 17, 2016
Gorgeous image. Those eyes, love it!
cyrillinegoodman
 
cyrillinegoodman October 03, 2016
Beautiful capture. Congrats!
staceestracnerseverino
 
staceestracnerseverino November 14, 2016
THIS HAS TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FOX I HAVE EVER SEEN! WHAT A GREAT PHOTO!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson November 20, 2016
What a beautiful capture. Well done.
jlappen PRO
 
jlappen February 14, 2017
Absolutely striking. Those eyes draw you right in.
tyraardourel PRO+
 
tyraardourel March 01, 2017
gorgeous shot!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt March 07, 2017
Amazing capture - CONGRATS on all your Contest Wins !
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz March 10, 2017
Voted in 'we love animals' contest.
clareparsons
 
clareparsons March 28, 2017
gorgeous shot!
hannibal56
 
hannibal56 May 03, 2017
just a beauty ferry nice picture
ulpu
 
ulpu May 03, 2017
Beautiful shot.
Steve_Thomas
 
Steve_Thomas May 15, 2017
That is STUNNING!!
angelabranson PRO+
 
angelabranson May 23, 2017
I'm in love with this fox photo! Amazing!!!
jlappen PRO
 
jlappen May 31, 2017
Just incredible. Amazing shot. Oh those eyes and magnificent coat on this fox.
mihadan
 
mihadan August 11, 2017
Excellent!
jenniehettrick
 
jenniehettrick August 15, 2017
One of my favorite photos in here. Beautiful capture
Luptak
 
Luptak August 16, 2017
Gorgeous shot
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe August 17, 2017
Nice shot!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis September 10, 2017
Awesome capture looks so alive,fabulous pose:-)
richardhowell
 
richardhowell October 11, 2017
That is one handsome fox great photo
BBBimagemediastudios
 
BBBimagemediastudios November 30, 2017
So calm and the image is so strong
adriennerachelramirez
 
adriennerachelramirez December 19, 2017
Incredible shot! So mesmerizing!
MrJBond PRO+
 
MrJBond January 06, 2018
Stunning capture!
Treecy Premium
 
Treecy January 23, 2018
Gorgeous.
Dean706
 
Dean706 March 15, 2018
Great photo
timperea
 
timperea April 21, 2018
Beautiful! Awesome job!
JLovesPhotography
 
JLovesPhotography April 30, 2018
What a beautiful photo. Great job. Just stunning!!
martinvermaak PRO+
 
martinvermaak August 19, 2018
He looks as if he has an old soul, wise.
ging5407
 
ging5407 September 09, 2018
Lovely. Great capture.
Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy September 23, 2018
What a beauty
feliciamireles
 
feliciamireles September 30, 2018
So majestic! That fox has better hair than Fabio!
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 December 29, 2018
this is the image that brought me to your gallery. What an incredibly beautiful animal. Your capture of him is pure perfection. Congrats on all the wins!
Miche_w
 
Miche_w Jan 05
amazing!!
Miche_w
 
Miche_w Jan 05
amazing!!
DaveCurtin PRO
 
DaveCurtin Jul 26
Beautiful portrait... Fantastic work!
ArizonaGriz14 PRO
ArizonaGriz14 Jul 26
Thank you very much.

Same photographer See all

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Northern Arizona during a very hot July in 2013.
Time
This fox was very skittish when I first encountered it, and I was unable to settle it down for a good photograph. When I photograph all animals, wild and domestic, I try to spend enough time talking to them, arousing their curiosity toward me, while they try to figure me out. On this occasion, after a lengthy discussion, his curiosity got the best of him and the fox offered me this great, movie star pose at 2:06 PM.
Lighting
The lighting was all natural with shading provided by trees..
Equipment
This was shot on a Nikon D800E with a Sigma 50-500mm lens. The focal length used was 500mm at F/9 for 1/1,000 sec. I used a Manfrotto tripod with Manfrotto ball head.
Inspiration
My inspiration for this photo was all about the fox. I wanted to capture the fox in a way to show respect for a truly majestic creation.
Editing
This photograph required very little post processing converting from a RAW format.
In my camera bag
Since I shoot both Nikon Digital and Pentax 67II and Mamiya RZ67 medium format film photography, my camera bag varies every time I go out. If I am after animals, I select long lenses. If I am going after scenic, I choose extreme wide angle to medium telephoto. The hiking distance and temperature determines how many cameras and lenses I will carry.
Feedback
My advice for capturing something like this, or any great photograph for that matter, is you first have to get out and put yourself in a position to get lucky. The more you do that the more opportunities you will encounter. Second, you have to have a lot of patience waiting for the subject, lighting and the opportunity to all come together. Lastly, go to Utah and Arizona, you can't miss.

See more amazing photos, Follow ArizonaGriz14