As a wildlife enthusiast and photographer, I always find it thrilling to capture moments with different animals. Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph a Red Fox at the Fort Smith National Historic Site in Arkansas.

Red Fox

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

As I was walking the trail, I noticed something rustling in the tall grass next to me. I stopped to investigate, and there it was, a beautiful Red Fox with its piercing gaze fixed on me.

I couldn’t believe my luck and immediately started taking photographs. The Red Fox was calm and unbothered by my presence, giving me ample time to capture its stunning features on camera. With its fluffy red fur, black pointed ears, and bushy tail, the Red Fox is a sight to behold.

Did you know that the Red Fox is the largest of the true foxes and is found in many parts of the world, including North America, Europe, Asia, and even parts of Africa? They are known for their adaptability and can thrive in various habitats, from forests to urban areas.

In addition, Red Foxes are known for their intelligence and resourcefulness. They are known to use different hunting techniques, such as leaping to catch prey or even scavenging for food. They have also been observed using tools such as rocks and sticks to help them hunt, making them one of the few animals known to use tools.

As I continued to photograph the Red Fox, it turned and disappeared further into the grass, leaving me in awe of this magnificent creature. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to witness and capture a moment with one of nature’s most impressive creatures.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11


  • Location: Fort Smith National Historic Site (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: November 14, 2021 (07:54 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/125
  • ISO: 6400 (Auto)
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

Here is another photo I took at the Fort Smith National Historic Site: Carolina Wren