I was contacted by a regular client who wanted to come up to the Pacific Northwest for photography. Typically, I don’t lead a lot of spring/summer tours locally, both due to my busy travel schedule and the fact that there’s not as much local wildlife activity. But this provided a good excuse to finally get up to look for red foxes and other wildlife in the San Juan Islands. And our venture paid off nicely with some great fox encounters.
The foxes on San Juan Island are notable due to their color variation. Black, silver and even brown fur are possibilities in addition to the usual orange fur color, and litters may contain kits of different colors. At this point in the year, the kits are already getting quite large and are nearing independence. Though they’re not quite as adorable as tiny baby foxes, they were braver and ventured further afield, which allowed for good open views and some fun interactions.
Because the photography was so good in our short time, I’ve created a dedicated gallery of new fox photos. See the full gallery of 77 new images here. A short preview is below.
View the full San Juan Island Foxes 2018 gallery here. You can order prints of any of the images directly from the photo archive.
If you are interested in joining me to see the San Juan Island foxes next year, I will be offering limited private tour opportunities next spring. Please contact me if you’d like to book a private excursion or possibly join a small group.