A Fox for All Seasons

John Blumenkamp's Image

Hunting in a snow-covered valley, this American red fox was hit side-on by a gust of wind, its thick winter coat parting to reveal its fine fur underlayer. John watched the fox for hours – withstanding the windy weather and sudden drops in temperature – to take this stark image of a winter survivor.

With its winter coat, the red fox is well equipped for cold conditions. It can survive in a variety of habitats and has a remarkable ability to adapt, supported by its broad diet. After humans, red foxes have the largest natural range of any mammal found on land.

Behind the lens

John Blumenkamp

John Blumenkamp


After studying photography in college while shooting with fully manual 35mm SLRs, John found a natural blend of his creative and technical sides through digital photography. Whether backpacking in the Tetons, observing the red rock beauty of southern Utah or resting on a hike in the Wasatch Mountains, he has always felt the passion to capture the sights he has been fortunate enough to see.

Image details

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • 500mm f4 lens
  • 1/2000 sec at f8  •   ISO 1600  •   Gitzo tripod + Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head + Wimberley Sidekick
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