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Hunting Fox – Yellowstone

Red foxes are one of my favorite species to photograph in the winter. That mix of red coat against white snow is something that I just can’t get enough of. 

This fox was hunting in the wind swept expanse of Hayden Valley, working a typical grid pattern in search of prey. Foxes are uniquely tapped into the Earth’s magnetic field and have an 80% success rate as long as they are facing toward the magnetic north or south. Researches believe that they are using the magnetic field as something of a range finder in association with their incredible hearing to locate prey and judge the distance that they will need to pounce in order trap it under the snow. 

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